Denver’s final Net Zero Energy (NZE) New Buildings & Homes Implementation Plan is now available. The City and County of Denver developed a comprehensive NZE Plan for new buildings and homes which lays out major goals, milestones, and targets to achieve net zero energy in new buildings and homes by 2030. Denver defines “Net Zero Energy (NZE)” as a new building or home that is:
1. Highly Energy Efficient, 2. All-Electric, 3. Powered by Renewable Energy, and 4. A Provider of Demand Flexibility for the Grid
The Implementation Plan was developed with significant input from technical stakeholder advisory groups, that included technical expertise and analysis from New Buildings Institute, to ensure that this plan is equitable, accessible, and achievable for all building types and stakeholders.