Boston: New City Buildings Must be Carbon-Neutral October 21 2019, 0 Comments

Boston’s updated Climate Action Plan calls for decarbonizing all new city-owned buildings, including city-funded affordable housing, which could cut citywide emissions nearly 40% by 2050.

Other building policies would be to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy generation in municipal buildings, strengthen green building zoning requirements to a zero net carbon standard, develop a carbon emissions performance standard to decarbonize existing large buildings, expand workforce development programs for building decarbonization and advocate for state building policies that align with carbon neutrality by 2050.

In addition to building sector policy updates, greener transportation and energy supply are also addressed in the plan.

Thanks to Utility Dive (2019 10 16) to alerting us to this news item.