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All new buildings will be "net-positive" in terms of energy and materials, meaning they will produce more energy than they consume.  This can be accomplished through employing passive design principles, such as highly insulated wall assemblies and on-site renewable energy.  This goal will apply to all new construction after 2050.  Buildings exist today that already meet this standard, like those that meet the Living Building Challenge 3.0.

At the community scale, the goal will be to establish fifteen vibrant compact complete centers where the majority of services needed by each community are provided locally; residents will be able to live, work, and play all within walking distance.

​What are we doing now?

Green Building Code:  This City of Phoenix has adopted the 2012 International Energy Construction Code (IECC 2012) and also requires LEED Silver for all of its own new buildings.   The City has also installed 32MW of solar energy on its properties that supply city buildings with clean and renewable energy.