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United Interiors attended the Los Angeles Business Council’s Back to Business Breakfast featuring California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, to discuss the Commission’s new residential solar rooftop mandate and net-zero-carbon goal.
This May the California Energy Commission (CEC) changed the future landscape of California when they updated the state’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards to mandate rooftop solar for residential buildings less than three stories. Starting in 2020, solar installations will create a net zero energy usage for each newly constructed dwelling.
The CEC also replaced their net zero-energy goal with a net-zero-carbon goal, which will lead the state to greater electrification of new buildings. This 2030 goal advances efforts to create less reliance on fossil fuels and falls in line with legislation seeking to guide buildings toward zero-emissions capabilities. With building-related emission accounting for approximately 25 percent of GHG emissions, these actions are critical in moving California toward our 2030 climate targets.
Commissioner McAllister was appointed to the California Energy Commission (CEC) by Governor Brown in 2012, and re-appointed in 2017. McAllister has been working on clean energy issues in a wide variety of contexts and geographies for over 25 years. As the Lead Commissioner for Energy Efficiency, McAllister has administered two of California’s signature renewable energy programs, the California Solar Initiative and the Self-Generation Incentive Program.