Colorado Developers Lead the Way on Affordable, All-Electric Housing
Several Colorado developers are forgoing fossil fuels and building all-electric, affordable housing units. These developers view all-electric as an attractive option for both new developments and retrofits due to the positive climate impact and cost saving potential, demonstrating the feasibility of the technology even in a colder climate. All-electric housing…
Eight Benefits of Building Electrification for Households, Communities, and Climate
Buildings account for 28 percent of the United States’ energy use and greenhouse gas emissions—and we need to halve our emissions in a decade and eliminate them completely by 2050 in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. But more than half of…
New Climate Law Stretches Massachusetts Building Codes to the Next Level
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a landmark climate bill, An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for the Massachusetts Climate Policy, into law. This law raises the state’s climate ambition by setting the emissions targets at 50 percent reduction by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. It…
Washington Clean Buildings Bill Raises the Bar for Every State
Buildings are at the forefront of climate action in the state of Washington, spurred by Seattle’s recent adoption of an energy code that will require new large buildings to be fossil fuel free. Now legislators are considering an ambitious new bill stemming from Governor Jay Inslee’s comprehensive climate proposal.
Denver’s Bold New Plan for Carbon-Free Buildings
Denver leaders are setting a high bar for other cities in Colorado and nationwide with the release of an ambitious new climate plan focused on buildings. The plan lays out a roadmap to achieve all-electric buildings, setting clear targets to phase out fossil fuels in both homes and commercial buildings.