CA considering requiring zero-emission buildings by 2030

California Assembly Bill No. 3232, if approved, would require a proceeding to consider strategies to best reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the State’s residential and commercial buildings by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels by January 1, 2030. This goal is consistent with 2016 statutes that direct the State to reduce overall GHG emission by this amount in the same timeframe. According to the bill, buildings are responsible for 25 percent of all GHG emissions. The bill was introduced by Assembly Member Laura Friedman (D-District 43) and coauthored by Richard Bloom (D-District 50), David Chiu (D-District 17) and Mark Stone (D-District 29).