Zero Energy Homes: Tunneling Through the Electrification Cost Barrier in Cold Climates

…in cold climates, and they drastically increased utility bills. Why then this big push toward electrification? Simply put, electrification is an essential strategy for achieving the aggressive climate goals laid…

Driving Electrification

…plan to make electrification a reality in the Northeast. Most electrification will occur through very large shifts to just a few electric technologies like electric vehicles (the most familiar) and…

Causes for Optimism

…neutral. Building Electrification: Forty California communities have banned natural gas in new construction by passing all-electric building codes, and Seattle is seriously considering similar action. Updated building codes in many…

How to Decarbonize the American Household

…critical threshold we need to cross to spur large scale electrification. In the 1930s, the federal government developed programs like the Electric Home and Farm Authority to encourage adoption of…

We Electrified Everything – and So Can You!

…By removing this old heating system, we explored cleaner alternatives and discovered heat pumps, which would become a fundamental part of our overall electrification strategy, and give us the option…

Electric Transit is Clean, Healthy, and Efficient

…buses can also have impacts on those living along bus routes. Fortunately, advancements supporting electrification of personal vehicles, like decreasing battery energy storage prices, are also benefiting larger buses and…

2019 is the Year of Energy Codes

…cities press forward on decarbonization and electrification strategies. California’s Title 24-2019 will be the first state code in the nation to require solar panels and nearly net zero levels of…

Achieve Comfort and Reliable Performance with Cold-Climate Heat Pumps

…for decarbonizing heating and cooling, especially as the industry moves toward strategic electrification and a less carbon-heavy grid. With the diversity of available ducted and ductless products, heat pump solutions…

Behavior Change Is Critical for Reaching Net-Zero Energy

…Low-carbon technologies include low-carbon electricity generation, low-carbon gases in end uses and biofuels. Low-carbon technologies with the active involvement of citizens includes fuel switching, electrification and efficiency gains in end…

We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Waste

…benefit by embracing electrification and energy efficiency. In the meantime, if the local utility is slow to move to renewables, we can install our own solar panels. The more efficient…

The Smog in Your Kitchen – What the Experts Say

It is well established that cooking with gas increases the risk of respiratory problems . But did you know that cooking with gas leads to higher levels of smog in…

Electric Vehicles, Positive Energy Buildings, and Alternative Transportation

As we move towards a carbon free society, zero carbon transportation will be as important as zero carbon homes and buildings. And the two will be intimately connected. As zero…

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