In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Denver may soon mandate that all new houses built in the city must include all-electric heat.
What is called the Net-Zero Energy New Buildings & Homes Implementation Plan will implement net-zero building standards for all homes beginning in 2024.
The ambitious plan will also by 2027 include office buildings, with the goal of having all such structures “free from natural gas” within the decade.
The plan has been in development for past months by the city’s Climate Action, Resiliency & Sustainability office. But before it can be implemented, the plan must be reviewed first by a building code task force, before moving on to the Denver City Council later this year.
The Climate Action office has earlier stated that by the year 2050, Denver’s grid will be 100% renewable, noting that buildings are a crucial element in that transformation.
By Garry Boulard
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