As the state and the community move toward renewable and clean electricity, the local building standard is securing a GHG free future for new buildings. Addressing electrification now for new buildings avoids hardships and costs for building owners in the future.
Electric buildings have been found to be cost effective over the life of the building in upfront construction savings cost and operational costs. To ensure continual annual savings, property owners and the building industry are encouraged learn more about the increased efficiency of electric appliances and best design practices for electric buildings. For example, heat pumps are 300%-400% more efficient than traditional gas furnaces. Solar can also significantly drive down the cost of electricity for building operations and provide help provide grid resilience. Below are a list of training guides and upcoming events.