NYC Event: Electri-Fiction to Electrification: Overcoming Barriers, June 15, 1 pm

  • 15 June 2022
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Urban Green Council
  • Event Location : NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square S., New York, NY, 10012, United States
electrification, construction, decarbonization, energy codes, retrofit, heat pumps
Event Description

Urban Green has long been a leading voice for electrification in New York City, most recently as an advocate for Local Law 154, NYC’s groundbreaking legislation that phases out fossil fuels in new construction. Our recent reports, Going Electric and Grid Ready, found that heat pumps save carbon even with today’s power supply and that we have ample headroom to electrify NYC’s buildings before major upgrades to the grid are necessary. But misinformation abounds.

Urban Green has identified electrification roadblocks and proposed a range of solutions, but the path to 80x50 remains unclear. How do we continue to move forward? That’s what we’ll be addressing at our 2022 conference, Electri-fiction to Electrification: Overcoming Barriers. As public policies and market forces move toward decarbonization, it’s time to look at why progress on electrification has been slow. We’ll find out what barriers remain and how to overcome them by examining:

  • The future of energy codes
  • Advances in heating and energy retrofits
  • Case studies on hot water heat pumps in multifamily buildings.

Our work to date shows that there’s no reason to wait to electrify. And the fact that fossil fuel-burning furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters emit more carbon in NYC than anything else underscores the need to act now.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Urban Green Council
  • Sponsors
    • Carrier
      HighMark Building Efficiency
  • Event type
    • Conference

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