Energy associated with building use is by far the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Cambridge. In fact, over 80% percent of our emissions come from the daily operation of buildings.
That's why climate activists and neighborhood leaders are coming together to promote the Connolly Petition, a Net Zero zoning amendment to help ensure that new development projects are designed and operated at the highest possible standard.
Click here to download the latest draft of our formal proposal, or watch the following video for an overview of how Net Zero works...
Each component of our plan has been shown to be feasible and economically viable right here in Cambridge.
Now, we are asking city officials to combine all available options and apply them to future construction projects.
By adding your name to our online petition, you are supporting sustainable design and taking a stand in the struggle to address climate change.