Net Zero Task Force Working Group-Regulation and Planning Approaches
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 6, 2014
City Hall Annex
4th Floor Conference Room
Ellen Kokinda, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-349-4618
The Net Zero Task Force Working Group on Regulation and Planning Approaches will explore the use of regulatory and other policy tools in driving a variety of actions supporting low carbon construction, energy retrofits and uptake of renewable energy. Regulatory tools can influence market transformation at the building level, and at the neighborhood and community scales. Regulations and policies requiring or encouraging, for example, passive design, energy efficiency improvements to buildings, audits, commissioning and minimum thresholds for renewable energy technologies will help move the dial toward deep emission reductions from buildings. This Working Group will assess best practices and recommend a set of regulatory tools and approaches determined to be most effective in the Cambridge context. For more information on the Net Zero Task Force, please check here.