Austin, TX Zero Energy Capable Homes

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Austin, TX, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 8/10/06

Source File: http://www.cityofaustin.org/edims/document.cfm?id=98147

Text:

RESOLUTION NO. 20060810-060

WHEREAS, the City of Austin's community owned electric utility, Austin Energy, is a national leader in promoting and using environmentally friendly renewable energy; and,

WHEREAS, Austin Energy's Green Building Program is the nationally recognized industry leader and has, for more than a decade, helped foster energy conservation and green building principles throughout the Austin community; and,

WHEREAS, Council approved the United Nations Environmental Accords in May 2005, featuring the suggested action of reducing the City's peak electrical load by 10 percent through energy efficiency and conservation measures; and,

WHEREAS, homes in the City's building code jurisdiction could be built energy efficient enough to be net-zero energy homes with the addition of on-site generation, preferably renewable generation such as solar photovoltaics;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN:

That the City Manager is directed to create a task force to develop a plan for consideration by Council that by 2015 all new single-family homes be built as "Zero Energy Capable Homes."

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