Achieving Zero is a framework of integrated government (state/province and municipal) polices to phase out CO2 emissions in the built environment by about 2050. Its key implementation tools are building intervention points that align and integrate building energy and efficiency upgrade policies with the capital improvement and major renovation cycles of existing buildings, as well as zero net carbon building standards that apply to all buildings. The framework is structured to deliver energy and emissions reductions, rapid expansion of local renewable energy systems, and the development of equitable, resilient and healthy communities.

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