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GREEN CONSTRUCTION

THINKING
AHEAD
Santa Monica has strict green goals for
new single-family home construction in
the California city.
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In California, the Santa Monica City Council recently approved an ordinance requiring all new single-family
construction in the city to be zero-net energy (ZNE), the
first ordinance of its kind in the world. Zero-net energy is a
building industry term for projects that generate enough of
their own energy from renewable sources to equal what they
take from the power utility over the course of a year.
"This ordinance makes environmental and economic sense,"
says Dean Kubani, Santa Monica's chief sustainability officer.
"With the price of utility power continuing to rise, ZNE homeowners will avoid those escalating costs while benefiting from
local renewable power for all of their energy needs."
The ordinance now goes to the California Energy Commission (CEC) for approval, and continues the city's long history
of adopting local requirements and providing resources to the
community that take a global lead in advancing the transition
to high performance, green buildings for all.
"Santa Monica's new zero-net energy ordinance is a forward-thinking measure that will help California meet its
statewide energy efficiency goals," Assemblymember Richard
Bloom says. "This ordinance reflects the city's leadership on
local policymaking as well as its commitment to doing its part
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption."
There are various definitions for ZNE buildings, but Santa
Monica is adopting the definition used in the 2016 California
Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). According to
CALGreen, a ZNE building is one where the value of energy
produced on-site by renewable energy resources is equal to
the value of the energy consumed annually by the building.
In 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission adopted
California's first long-term energy-efficiency strategic plan,
which presented a roadmap for all California buildings to
be ZNE. The roadmap committed California to requiring all
new residential construction achieve ZNE by 2020 and all
new commercial construction achieve ZNE by 2030.

With this new ZNE ordinance, Santa Monica is the first city in
California to adopt a ZNE ordinance, leading the state to ensure
new construction meets the most energy-efficient, cost-effective
standards in the industry.
"Santa Monica is proud to take a global lead in zero net-energy building standards that put the state's environmental policy
to action. Council's adoption of this new ordinance reflects our
city's continued commitment to the environment," says Mayor
Tony Vazquez. "ZNE construction, considered the gold standard
for green buildings, is a major component that will help us reach
our ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050."
Santa Monica staff collaborated with Southern California Edison (SCE) and their consultant, TRC Energy Services (TRC), to
analyze the cost-effectiveness of locally adopted standards that
meet the CALGreen ZNE requirements. The timing of the ordinance capitalizes on state momentum toward ZNE and market
trends in the solar industry.
With the cost of solar installation continuing to decrease (according to the California Solar Initiative, the Solar Energy Industries Association and observed recent installations in Santa
Monica), Santa Monica residents and developers can combine
cost-effective energy efficient design with affordable renewable
energy to build ZNE homes.
These new homes will contribute to the city's robust longrange goals for energy and climate mitigation, including releasing
zero carbon by 2050.
In addition to ZNE for single-family homes, the Santa Monica
ordinance also requires non-residential construction be designed
to use 10 percent less energy than required by the 2016 California Energy Code. )



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