The New Buildings Institute provides a helpful one-page introduction for prospective ZNC homeowners and homebuyers with FAQs to guide you in decision-making.
What local and state policies are supporting the development of ZNC buildings?
On February 27, 2018, San José City Council approved Climate Smart San José, a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a long-term water supply. This plan supports the City’s efforts to promote more ZNC commercial and residential buildings in San Jose (see Goals 1.1, 2.2, 3.2, and the City Action Plan).
As spelled out in the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of ZNE buildings. These include: