Efficiency is Decarbonization

Our most abundant and easiest decarbonization effort is the often-neglected investment in efficiency. Sometimes referred to as the “negawatt,” many programs (primarily weatherization) stress making the building more efficient first, so that the electrification protocols operate better, smaller, and more efficiently. This session will discuss the history and science of building efficiency, and will highlight historical case studies of small (1-4 unit) and larger (5+ unit) residential buildings.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 3

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AIA: 1.5 LU
BOC: 1.5 credit hours
BPI: 1.5 credit hours
MA CSL: 1.5 credit hours (Energy)
NAHB: 1.5 credit hours
NARI: 1.5 credit hours
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply lessons from case studies with small scopes of work and significant savings.
  • Operate from the principle that cash, not programs, is the principal driving force in building owner decisions.
  • Take into account the thinking of small to large residential owners and their influencers in your work.
  • Assess the overall cost-effectiveness of efficiency retrofits.

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