# Net zero emissions
Somerville moves one step closer to a net-zero emissions policy for new buildings
Somerville City Hall is pictured on March 12.(Nicole Garay / The Tufts Daily) In late August, the Somerville City Council unanimously passed a home rule petition creating a net-zero fossil fuel emissions policy for new construction projects and major renovations in the city. The policy was introduced by Councilors Ben Ewen-Campen and Lance Davis with support from Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne.