Thanks to Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), we have a carbon-free electric power supply. Let’s make it count by building on that. Quite literally. SVCE and other agencies developed amendments to what’s called the “Reach Codes” to encourage healthier, safer, emissions-free buildings.
Along with that, new energy efficiency standards for California buildings come into effect Jan. 2020. These codes apply to all construction permits. They promote the installation of solar photovoltaic systems and encourage battery storage and heat pump water heaters.
EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS!
Los Altos’ Community Center
will be all-electric.
Reach codes form a foundation for greener building practices by:
Reach codes for buildings and EV charging stations are cost-effective while also being environmentally sound. And this summer local City Councils will consider adopting the reach codes. Which means if you want to help you can ask Los Altos and Los Altos Hills’ city councils to do their part and adopt the Reach Codes. It’s that simple.
It’s not a big ask, but it’s a big reward that will be good for us all. An easy way to do your part to get us to greener living.
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