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.
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.
This report provides the governor and Legislature an analysis of energy issues affecting Washington residents and businesses, along with an update on recommendations made in the 2021 State Energy Strategy.
This paper focuses on the proposed use of green hydrogen for heating homes and commercial buildings and the need to consider the implications for clean electricity demand and therefore supply, which its production would entail.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of electrification of single-family homes and individually metered multi-family homes with forced air heating systems in Peoples Gas’ service territory in Chicago, Illinois.