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Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Municipal Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Resources and Templates Packet (combined pdf). Policy analysis and template language to help jurisdictions take early action toward the State’s ZNE goals. This packet is made up of the following, individual resources:

Useful ZNE links

Bay Area Model Solar Ordinance Program

The Bay Area Model Solar Ordinance Program represents a step towards meeting the requirements of the 2019 Building Code update by mandating solar photovoltaic on new residential and low-rise multifamily construction. The program offers an array of resources that are ready for use including a cost effectiveness study aligned with the California Energy Commission, and step-by-step adoption and approval guidance. To discuss how the program can support your jurisdiction with custom technical assistance, please contact Vijay Kesavan at  The program team is available to schedule meetings with your staff at your availability.

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