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City Of Ann Arbor Approves A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan

Jun 4, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council has approved the city’s “A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan” after making an amendment to the project.  

The amendment removed explicit mention of duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes as part of the plan to create more housing in Ann Arbor.  Some council members felt the plan would’ve created zoning issues in neighborhoods that currently don’t allow that type of housing.  Missy Stults is the sustainability and innovations manager for the city and says the adoption of the plan allows them to move forward with plans to help businesses become more energy efficient.

Missy Stults: It could be more insulation in a building, especially if you’re the owner of that building.  It might be helping, as you’re transitioning appliances out, at the end of their useful life, that we’re helping you get into a far more efficient appliance.

The plan also includes motivating residents to use solar energy at home.  The city’s goal is to obtain community-wide carbon neutrality by the year 2030. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu