New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) mandates 100 percent zero-emissions electricity by 2040 and economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050. That means that billions of square feet of New York buildings have 28 years to wean off the fossil fuel combustion and fossil-fueled steam that heat the majority of the building stock today. For many buildings, that translates to roughly one asset replacement cycle, and buildings that simply replace today’s fossil fuel equipment with newer versions of the same will not be in compliance with Climate Act mandates before the equipment reaches the end of its lifetime.
The report discusses approaches to tall building decarbonization such as Resource Efficient Electrification (REE), and provides visuals on heat movement and load reductions.
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Date: February 22, 2022
Tags: Building Electrification, Heat Pumps, Load Shifting, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, Skyscrapers
Countries: United States
States: New York