Peduto Administration Proposes Net-Zero Building Requirement

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Mayor Bill Peduto's administration is introduced new legislation Tuesday that would require Pittsburgh government buildings be net-zero.

That means any new or renovated buildings would need to produce as much energy as they consume.

It's part of the city's Climate Action Plan 3.0 that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and water and energy consumption in half by the year 2030.

Buildings currently account for a majority of the city's carbon emissions and energy use.

City council will hold a public hearing on the bill.

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