September 23, 2021: CSU's Master Plan for Decarbonization
In the midst of simultaneous mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts, the California State University, the largest public university system in the country, has developed a Building Decarbonization Framework. These series of documents is one of many tools that will be leveraged to guide its 23 campuses to meet their carbon neutrality goals through an offset-free electrification strategy. This technical roadmap covers policy, design and Title 24 modeling guidelines, available technology, opportunities for heat recovery chiller integration, as well as a tool to gauge economic viability of a project. Listen to Rachel Wong (CSU), Andrew Meiman (Arc Alternatives), and Brian Stern (Glumac) as they chat through the components of the framework and plans for implementation.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
In addition to the usual updates on California proceedings, budget and legislation, surprise guest speaker Nate Kinsey with Evergreen Action gave a federal update on Build Back Better. You can access the tracker HERE and reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for joining us every month and for your faithful support. We look forward to seeing you next month and keep decarbonizing!
September 9, 2021: The Switch Is On!
Now is the time to electrify everything, and we have a plan to make it happen! Thank you for joining us to hear about the Switch Is On, an outreach campaign that will educate, inspire and support consumers to swap out their gas appliances.
Jessica Leader, BDC's Director of Strategic Outreach, and Rebecca Rothman, Senior Project Manager for the Switch Is On, walk us through the plan to get Californians on board with electrification, and explain how we can expand this effort across the country and beyond.
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.