Roger Luckmann, Ed Woll, and Arnie Epstein of our Research Team have been exploring the challenges of weatherizing and electrifying heating in residential buildings. The building sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state and small residential buildings account for the major share of building emissions. This is a two-part presentation. In the first part, the nature and scope of the challenge, is reviewed along with an overview of residential building weatherization and heat pump retrofits.
In Part 2 of the series we discussed our view of approaches to meet the emissions reduction targets for these buildings and review the scenarios identified by the administration in their recently released 2030 CECP (Clean Energy and Climate Plan).