2023 was a big year for sustainable design and carbon reduction in the construction industry. As leaders in sustainability, we wanted to take a look at some of the sustainable initiatives that are helping reshape the industry’s approach to environmental consciousness and responsible design.

NetZero Redefined: Insights from the White House

2023 witnessed a groundbreaking redefinition of NetZero, spearheaded by the Biden Administration. While the definition is not legally binding, it will help provide real estate developers with guidance and clarity on green building practices. This recalibration holds immense implications for the industry, aligning closely with ID360’s core mission of sustainability and innovation. The shift opens doors to reimagine sustainable practices.

Carbon Reduction Focus: California Cities Taking the Lead & ID360’s Contributions

The Golden State shone brightly in its commitment to carbon reduction. Through specific projects and initiatives aligned with industry evolution, ID360 played a pivotal role in this change. 

From rolling out the City of Newark’ Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Fee Deposit Recycling Program, supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in collaboration with GGA Architects, and being selected by the City of Agoura Hills to support its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Assessment, ID360 is taking large strides to further greener practices across the built environment. 

Company Wins

ID360 experienced significant milestones in 2023, reaffirming its dedication to company growth and environmental sustainability. In 2023, Leila Silver was promoted to Sustainable Policy and Programs Manager to further support ID360’s position as a leader in sustainable policy and programs. We were also proud to announce our support for the Women Leaders in Code Enforcement and our Founder and Principal, Melanie Jacobson, served as the Vice President of the ICC Peninsula chapter. ID360 also won the project for the City of San Jose Building Electrification and Reach Code Analysis.

Reflecting on Industry-Wide Developments & Wins

The industry’s focus on carbon reduction resonated deeply throughout 2023, inviting opportunities to expand capabilities. We observed agencies leading the charge in transformative policies for the built environment, amplifying the momentum for change. Notable events like National Building Safety Month, President Biden’s Heat Alert, and more than 800 leaders rallying with resolve to stand with COP28 President and all parties in bringing us together behind a 1.5 C° plan. 


Sustainable initiatives in 2023 stand as a testament to the strides taken in sustainable design and carbon reduction. ID360 is proud to have contributed to this transformative journey, aligning our values with industry milestones and leveraging our expertise for positive change. As we bid farewell to this transformative year, we look ahead with optimism and a commitment to driving sustainable innovation.