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Electrification Costs Study Shows Benefits to Building Owners and Society – A new report released this month by New Buildings Institute (NBI), with support from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), provides valuable findings that confirm the potential savings (from building electrification). The report, “Cost Study of the Building Decarbonization Code,” analyzes the incremental first cost and life cycle cost of two common building types that follow the code language in NBI’s Building Decarbonization Code—a groundbreaking tool intended to deliver significant energy savings and low-carbon performance in new construction projects. Full article here.
WA Governor Inslee Calls Gas “Incompatible with the Ability to Save Our State” – In an impressive and impassioned 5 minute video, Washington Governor Jay Inslee defines gas as “this dirty, noxious fossil fuel…that we know is incompatible with the ability to save our state. Gas is a dangerous product right now in the state of Washington for many different reasons…” In this introduction to a panel discussion Inslee goes on to describe the transition Washington is making to a clean energy economy that over time will eliminate gas use.
RMI Study on All-Electric Buildings in New York – By Yu Ann Tan, Talor Gruenwald, Amar Shah – “RMI analyzed the impacts of all-electric new construction in New York State on a timeline comparable to New York City’s law. We found that the statewide policy would save an additional 4 million metric tons of CO2 by 2040 beyond the reductions already expected from NYC — the equivalent of keeping 870,000 cars off the road for one year.” We ran this brief on March 28th but repeat it here given its relevance to the May 12th Assembly hearing. Full article here.