Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (Berkeley, CA 1987)

State: 
California
City: 
Berkeley
Enacted: 
1987
Summary: 

The Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) was adopted to improve the energy and water efficiency of existing housing in the city of Berkeley.
RECO is meant to help insulate residents from energy price increases by reducing the amount of energy used for heat, hot water and lighting. The ordinance states that every home or apartment building sold or transferred in Berkeley or undergoing renovations valued at $50,000 or more must meet energy or water efficiency requirements for a number of items including toilets, showerheads, faucets, etc.

Model Policy Category: 
Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades