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2030 Challenge-Inspired Legislation

National Governors Association
July 2009
The National Governors Association has joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties in support of the effort to make all new buildings and major renovations carbon neutral by 2030.

State of California
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC): Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
September 2008

California's Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan includes two "Big Bold" strategies to meet the 2030 Challenge targets: all new residential buildings to achieve zero net energy use by 2020, and all new commercial buildings to achieve zero net energy use by 2030.  
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State of Illinois
Senate Bill SJR0027 (pdf)
June 2007

This bill resolves that all new state buildings and major renovations in Illinois shall meet The 2030 Challenge targets and specified limits on the emission of greenhouse gases by 2030.

State of Massachusetts
Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force: Getting to Zero
March 2009
Outlines 44 policy recommendations for new and existing buildings to move Massachusetts towards Zero Net Energy Building (ZNEB) construction by 2030. Learn about progress towards meeting the recommendations here.

State of Minnesota
The Minnesota Sustainable Building 2030 Bill (SF 2706 and HF 3401)
May 2008

The bill requires that buildings receiving state funding meet energy efficiency targets of the 2030 Challenge with a 60% reduction in 2010, 70% in 2015, 80% in 2020 and 90% in 2025.

State of New Mexico
Executive Order 2006-001 Energy-Efficient Green Building Standards for State Buildings (pdf)
January 2006

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson issued an executive order requiring that all new state buildings and major renovations meet The 2030 Challenge 50 percent reduction target for fossil-fuel energy consumption.

State of Ohio
Ohio Administrative Code (Chapter 123:4-1)
February 2010

This code requires that buildings receiving state funding meet energy efficiency targets of the 2030 Challenge with new buildings required to meet a 50% reduction in 2010, 65% in 2015, 80% in 2020, 90% in 2025, and 100% in 2030, and renovations of existing buildings required to meet a 50% reduction.

State of Oregon
Senate Bill 79 (pdf)
July 2009

In reviewing the energy conservation standards, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall consider the target standards described in the Architecture 2030 organization's 2030 Challenge.
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State of Washington
Senate Bill 5854 (pdf)
May 2009

By 2031, all residential and commercial construction must achieve a net energy consumption reduction equivalent to 70% below the state's 2006 code. Washington will begin to incrementally move towards this target in 2013.

State of Vermont
2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan (pdf)
December 2011

Consider and address the potential challenges for net-zero buildings in Vermont and complete recommendations for a clear path to achieve a goal of having all new buildings built to net-zero design by 2030. These recommendations will include the mechanisms that must be instituted to achieve such a goal (such as regulatory codes, energy codes, financing and incentives, and workforce training).