May 22, 2023
The City’s Climate Action Plan calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve net zero by 2035.
Because residential and commercial buildings are responsible for nearly 25% of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, building decarbonization has become a focus in the Plan.
To address emissions from new buildings, the city has implemented three measures – one of which is called a Reach Code. The Reach Code is designed to phase out the use of natural gas in new residential and commercial development. You can read a draft of the Reach Code here.