Decarbonizing the US building stock must start by ensuring that low-income residents have easy access to affordable, healthy, safe, and climate-aligned housing.
Construction, engineering, and design firms are taking big steps to assess — and eventually reduce — the emissions.
Maryland, a state well-known for its blue crabs, baseball, and diverse natural landscapes, has quietly crept into the national spotlight for another reason — as a leader on building decarbonization.
The New York State Legislature is poised to take a leadership role nationwide by requiring all-electric new construction across the state. This comes on the heels of local all-electric legislation in New York City, which passed in December 2021.
One-fourth of Europe’s energy comes from natural gas, nearly 40 percent of which is imported from Russia. As European countries take swift action to de-risk their gas supply and ramp up alternative sources, the alternatives they choose will have significant climate implications.