24 Jun '14, 1pm

What Your City Can Do to Fight Climate Change

What Your City Can Do to Fight Climate Change

Lancaster and Sebastapol in California require new housing developments to include on-site energy production from solar, capitalizing on the much lower cost of installing solar when the buildings are going up. Many cities are adopting solar permitting best practices to dramatically reduce red tape for private solar installations Boulder, CO, and Babylon, NY, have used their local taxing authority to create funds for reducing home and businesses energy use and generate power from local renewable energy resources. Several cities, from Seattle to Minneapolis to New York, are requiring benchmarking energy use for commercial buildings, to ensure that energy use is known and can give buyers and sellers full information when buying and selling property. In many states, cities can adopt their own building energy code or a state "stretch code" to increase the energy efficiency and ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/06...

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