2022 - Assembly Bill 2446 (Holden, Chris), Embodied Carbon Emissions: Construction Materials (Chaptered)
Requires CARB, by July 1, 2025, to develop a framework for measuring and then reducing the carbon intensity of the building materials used in the construction of new buildings, including those for residential uses. This bill requires CARB to develop a comprehensive strategy for the State’s building sector to achieve a 40 percent net reduction in greenhouse gases of building materials no later than December 31, 2035. The framework developed by CARB may include a tracking and reporting mechanism to initiate a market-based crediting program. This bill requires CARB to take certain specified actions to facilitate the achievement of these goals.