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A recent report by Healthy Buildings, a partnership between For Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that governmental investment in public schools for maintaining building quality and ensuring environmental [...]
As the most gas- and propane-dependent region in the country, the Midwest is a national laggard when it comes to building electrification and heat pump adoption. However, new developments in both local and state [...]
To achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 across the U.S. economy, a robust effort must be undertaken to decarbonize the buildings sector. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, direct emissions generated from residential and [...]
Fifty-nine percent of all U.S. households are still dependent on fossil fuels for primary space heating, according to the most recent 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). Natural gas is the most prevalent space [...]
War, Energy, and Politics As the largest single supplier of piped gas and petroleum to the European market, Russia has long brandished its energy resources as geopolitical leverage against its Western neighbors. In [...]
Buildings are the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Northeast, trailing only transportation. In dense metropolitan areas, buildings are responsible for as much as two-thirds of all emissions, as is the [...]
Introduction Direct fossil fuel combustion in residential and commercial buildings accounts for approximately 13 percent of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Due to recent technological and market advancements, low-carbon [...]
Electric heat pumps have become an increasingly popular option for efficient heating and cooling in residential homes across the country. In many cases, replacing the existing fossil fuel based heating system with an electric [...]