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Retrofitting Buildings to be Future-Fit: The journey to decarbonization

July 17, 2023|

We estimate that across the world’s most developed cities at least 90% of office buildings are over 10 years old. Most of these assets would not meet today’s energy efficiency standards for new builds and very few have firm plans in place to prepare for even more stringent regulations on the horizon as governments pivot efforts to decarbonize existing buildings.

REPORT: Why cooling is key

June 15, 2023|

The report, Why cooling is key: How to decarbonize buildings with one weird trick, analyzes data on the shipments of heating and cooling technology in five states, and finds converting central AC unit sales to heat pumps can dramatically accelerate the decarbonization of homes while boosting grid resilience, lowering technology and installations costs, and improving the health and safety of the nation’s housing stock, if policymakers act quickly to harness this market.

Implementing The Inflation Reduction Act: A Roadmap For Federal And State Buildings Policy

November 17, 2022|

This report explains how federal agencies can effectively implement the IRA’s building provisions, recommends complementary federal policies to accelerate building decarbonization. It also outlines how state policymakers can leverage the new law to reduce building sector pollution, increase building efficiency, and lower consumer energy bills.