The Governator’s state is laying down the zero energy law, requiring that all new homes in California must be carbon neutral by 2020 if a proposal adopted by California’s energy regulators is enacted. Gutsy? Definitely. Crazy? Maybe not…

It’s just not residences that will need to move towards a Carbon Neutral model, commercial buildings will need to meet this target by 2030. California joins the United Kingdom in mandating that all new homes become carbon neutral in the near future. Much like California’s formaldehyde standard, the impact that this proposal would have on the building industry will be enormous.

“Saving energy will be a lifestyle,” Commissioner Dian Grueneich said at Thursday’s meeting. “It keeps the lights on, it saves money and it significantly decreases greenhouse-gas emissions.”

+ Energy neutral homes urged @ LA Times