May 14, 2020: We Can Electrify Every Building Type!
Zero energy buildings have been seen as exceptional outliers, mostly low rise buildings or for a few dedicated clients. But to address the climate crisis, speed and scale are required. Fortunately we now have the tools and policies to get ALL new buildings in California to zero emissions. The new electrification building codes spreading across the state can be combined with 100% clean electricity to reach zero emissions. Every building type can be electrified. It’s true! Restaurants? Yes! Residential towers? Yes! That weird quonset hut your dad lives in? Yep!
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.