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Insulation — An essential decarbonization tool
One of the most important steps in achieving a decarbonized home is also one of the least sexy: insulation. While heat pumps are critical, it’s also important to make sure your HVAC doesn’t have [...]
Heat Pump Water Heaters 101
Did you know that water heating is the second-largest source of home energy use after HVAC? Taking hot showers, doing laundry, and washing dishes can really rack up both the BTUs and the bills. [...]
Financing the Electrification Transition
Let’s face it: electrification can be expensive. Just installing an air source heat pump will often cost $10,000 - $15,000 for a 2,000 square foot house. Upgrading from gas appliances to a heat pump water heater, [...]
Cold Climate Heat Pumps: A Nationwide Application
Cold climate regions of the United States – like the Northeast and Alaska – have historically been the hardest to decarbonize using air source heat pumps. Fears over poor efficiency and equipment failure in [...]
Community Solar: An Inclusive Option for Building Decarbonization
More than half of our electricity in the United States still comes from the combustion of fossil fuels. That means that even fully electrified buildings aren’t as decarbonized as they could be. Installing batteries paired [...]
Bio-Based Materials: Ideal Candidates for EPA Funding?
The U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a request for information (RFI) that could help revolutionize the way embodied greenhouse gas emissions are tracked. For context, the EPA was allocated $350 million through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to help [...]