The Building Decarbonization Coalition maintains a listing of jurisdictions in the United States that have adopted similar ordinances prohibiting methane infrastructure in some or all new buildings. As of January 2023, 99 jurisdictions in 11 states have taken action to decarbonize buildings within their respective jurisdictions.
Goal: Reduce carbon and methane emissions by prohibiting natural gas infrastructure in new buildings
Measurement: Percent decline in CO2e emissions from new buildings
Time to Implement: Estimated less than 1 year
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