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Cannabis Energy Use and Building Energy Codes

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 states, two territories, and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana, and 34 states…

Systemic Barriers to Building Energy Code Adoption

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.  Newer versions of building energy codes are essential for states to adopt because they reduce carbon…

Embodied Carbon and Water in Building Construction

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

Using Data to Help Achieve Decarbonization and Equity Goals

As state and federal policies that aim to decarbonize our grid and recognize past institutional…

Implementation Guide: Cap and Invest for Equitable Decarbonization

States are setting climate goals that will require whole sectors of industry to drastically decarbonize. This presents market transformation barriers, two of which are: 1) some of the necessary technology to make this…

Emerging Trends in Community Clean Energy Initiatives

Cities and towns across the NEEP region are establishing and working towards aggressive climate goals, many of which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Buildings are a key focus area for these reduction goals and communities are implementing unique policies that target…

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