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‘Reach Codes’ Community Workshops | Feb. 26

February 26, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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The City of Piedmont is holding a series of events to get input from the community about possible changes to the local building code related to new statewide standards codified by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for building energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.

The new standards include more stringent energy efficiency requirements and solar panel installation for new residential buildings. The CEC is encouraging local governments to adopt local ordinances – “Reach Codes” – in order to meet higher standards for energy efficiency, which help achieve increased savings of energy and money, further reduce emissions, and support jurisdictions in their efforts to meet their Climate Action goals.

Staff is researching ways to reduce natural gas use in buildings and to increase solar panel installations, both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase residential resiliency to power outages and other effects of climate change.


February 26 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm and 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Primarily intended for residents

All workshops will be held in the EOC at 403 Highland Avenue.

Representatives from East Bay Community Energy will attend each workshop.

After the January Forum and February workshops, the City will take community feedback into account as it develops its final reach code recommendations to go to Council. The City encourages any interested residents and/or building industry contractors to attend the Forum and workshops and give their feedback.

For more information, please contact Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov or CivicSpark Climate Fellow Justin Szasz at jszasz@piedmont.ca.gov.

Visit the City of Piedmont website to learn more.


February 26, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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