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
What are we doing now?
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