December 10,2020: Building Electrification--The Sooner, The BETR!
Cathy Higgins and Alexi Miller, NBI co-authors, share the results from The Building Electrification Technology Roadmap (BETR): A BETR Path to Decarbonization for California Efficiency Programs.
BETR was developed to support and accelerate increased adoption of highly efficient electric technologies that displace low-efficiency electric and natural gas technologies. The presentation includes the first public overview of the three key areas of BETR: 1) characterizing existing and up-and-coming electrification technologies; 2) identifying roadblocks to adoption, and 3) providing targeted, near- and long-term actions needed to support building electrification. The authors also share the opportunities for energy and emissions reductions by applying packages of the technologies across two residential building types.
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.