While the county, like many others across the country, has enacted efficiency requirements for new construction - this bill would make it the first county to enact requirements for existing buildings. Energy use in buildings makes up half of the County's total emissions - so to achieve the ambitious (but necessary) carbon reduction goals set forth by the county Climate Action Plan this bill is a logical step.
MCA joined with Takoma Park Mobilization and many other groups in support of this bill. Video of our testimony below.
-> Could you use help reducing the emissions of your own existing building? We hosted an informative webinar with the MoCo Green Bank about how residents and businesses can install solar of geothermal - and funding opportunities to help make it happen.