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September 5, 2017 > City of Fremont adopts new energy requirements

City of Fremont adopts new energy requirements

Submitted By City of Fremont

As part of the 2016 Building Code update, the City of Fremont recently adopted new energy requirements for new residential projects, including mandatory photovoltaic solar installations, ÒElectric Vehicle ReadyÓ parking, and energy efficient outdoor lighting. The requirements were approved by the Fremont City Council in May 2017 and by the California Energy Commission and California Building Standards Commission in July and early August, 2017.

The new requirements, effective August 21, 2017, provide several benefits to the Fremont community including:
¥ Offering long-term energy savings
¥ Reducing the environmental impact of new residential developments
¥ Encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles and LED lighting technologies
¥ Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help Fremont transition to a clean energy community

To learn more about the specific requirements visit our Green Building page at

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