Policy frameworks aimed at decarbonizing our economy are gaining support at the federal level and in a growing number of states with 100% clean energy goals. For example, New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act established a statutory goal to fully decarbonize the state’s entire building stock by 2050. Meeting this goal will require rapidly ramping up to a run rate of decarbonizing 200,000 New York homes per year by 2030, reaching the entire market over a period of time that will capture no more than two heating system replacement cycles for most homes. This session will share the playbook that California, Massachusetts, and New York are using to rapidly scale building electrification. We will review the policy, program, and market engagement strategies being deployed in these states, including: establishing decarbonization goals; rethinking cost-effectiveness frameworks; overcoming both technical and market barriers to heat pump adoption; workforce development and supply chain engagement; and equitable approaches to electrify low and moderate-income households without increasing energy burden or risk.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Learn about key policy levers being used in leading states to drive large-scale decarbonization efforts.
Explore critical challenges associated with operationalizing building decarbonization efforts rapidly and at scale.
Develop a toolkit of policy plays, market enabling strategies, and tactical resources related to the residential buildings sector that can be used to accelerate efforts to stem the tide to avoid the worst effects of climate change.