September 10, 2020: You Don't Need More Power! How to Electrify Without Panel Upgrades and Rewiring
All-electric developments and retrofits often face constraints on electric power supply, and for every constraint there is a technical solution. Old homes, apartments and trailer homes may have power supplies as low as 7200 Watts (30 Amps at 240V), but upgrading interior wiring and utility services can be cost- and time-prohibitive. After designing more than 100 all-electric developments and retrofits, from tiny homes for the homeless to historic hotels and high rises, Sean Armstrong has faced every possible challenge to electrifying a building and has found a solution. Enjoy this technical deep dive in avoiding power upgrades!
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Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.