Single-Family Off-Site Construction

January 4, 2022

Buildings create 39 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. In order for states and communities to reach their climate goals, buildings must make their way to net-zero. This goal can be…

Addressing Energy Burden

January 4, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) defines energy burden as “the percentage of gross household income spent on energy costs."  Energy burden disproportionately affects low-income…

Six Strategies to Accelerate the Adoption of SEM in the Northeast

December 15, 2021

Across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, cities and states are establishing rigorous carbon reduction goals to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Commercial and industrial (C&I)…

Cannabis Energy Use and Building Energy Codes

December 6, 2021

The majority of medicinal and recreational marijuana in the United States is grown in controlled indoor agricultural facilities. Cannabis is the plant from which marijuana is derived. To date, 15…

Systemic Barriers to Building Energy Code Adoption

December 6, 2021

The purpose of the Systemic Barriers to Building Energy Code Adoption brief is to provide information and solutions to the barriers states face when adopting new building energy codes. …

Embodied Carbon and Water in Building Construction

December 2, 2021

Most building and energy codes measure and regulate operational carbon and water. Embodied carbon has been largely ignored in regulations to date. Embodied carbon contributes significantly to…

Using Data to Help Achieve Decarbonization and Equity Goals

December 2, 2021

As state and federal policies that aim to decarbonize our grid and recognize past institutional injustices are enacted, energy efficiency programs should also begin to focus on climate and equity…

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