California Regulations

Regulatory Update

California’s reputation for progressive environmental mandates precedes itself. A host of state and municipal laws and ordinances have taken effect in recent years, and many more are under consideration by legislators across the state. Most notably, State Assembly Bill 1103 went into effect in 2013, requiring nonresidential building owners or operators to disclose energy consumption data to buyers, lenders, and lessees. The current law applies to buildings equal to or greater than 5,000 sq. ft.

Statewide and municipal legislative initiatives in California include:

State

 

Berkeley

Campbell

Danville

  • Plastic Bag Ban | Retail & restaurant plastic bags banned + fee for paper bags | Began July 1 ’16

Lafayette

Los Gatos

Los Angeles

San Diego Unified Port District

San Francisco

Santa Monica

  • Energy Reporting | Policy Interest Only

Ukiah

Walnut Creek

 

Water conservation requirements in Western states are dynamic. Stay informed with updates like this contribution to the Ecova Insider blog.

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