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BOMA International Releases Carbon Reduction Framework

building decarbonization

As governments become increasingly mobilized towards climate change and carbon mitigation policies, the commercial real estate industry has become zoned in on as a way to reduce carbon emissions. To be sure, buildings and offices have become an inescapable part of the conversation on climate change, and CRE professionals have long led …

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New Santa Monica Zero Emissions Building Code

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Santa Monica is developing a Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) Code for 2023. The new code will eliminate natural gas options for all new buildings in the city, with limited exceptions.
Santa Monica joins a growing list of jurisdictions pushing building electrification and decarbonization codes.

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Long Beach Adopts Climate Action Plan

The City of Long Beach has adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP).
The plan sets ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gasses and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Long Beach joins a list of local cities with a Climate Action Plan. Addressing and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change is top of mind for policymakers and business leaders alike.
The challenge is establishing the “how” in how Long Beach will apply these policies.

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Building Electrification Proposal Coming to Culver City

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Culver City is proposing a building electrification policy for new construction. All new buildings in the city could only be built with electric appliances.
With recent headlines about grid reliability in the state, the new drive to electrification is raising concerns about unintended consequences.

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