Population Attributable Fraction of Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States
Research paper led by RMI that attempts to quantify the impacts of gas stove use on childhood asthma prevalence.
The Economics of Electrifying Buildings: Residential New Construction
This report examines the economic and climate impacts of building all-electric single-family new construction.
The Economics of Electrifying Buildings: Medium-Size Commercial Retrofits
This report analyzes the technical, economic, and environmental implications of retrofitting fossil-gas-fired space heating and domestic hot water systems in a prototypical 50,000 square foot office building.
Decarbonizing Tall Buildings with a New York State of Mind
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. [...]
How Air Agencies Can Help End Fossil Fuel Pollution from Buildings
This Insight Brief recommends that air agencies address appliance pollution and help guide an equitable transition to a pollution-free buildings future. These agencies have authority to set zero-emissions standards for new appliances, which can be designed equitably and in coordination with other decision makers’ building electrification efforts. This can help catalyze the policies and investments needed for an inclusive, affordable transition away from fossil fuels in our homes and buildings toward an all-electric future.
Overextended: It’s Time to Rethink Subsidized Gas Line Extensions
This report reviews current practices and policies on gas line extension allowances, and proposes changes to eliminate subsidies for these allowances and reduce gas usage in each state.