Heat pumps, solar panels, and building codes, oh my!
Start: Monday, January 06, 2020• 6:00 PM
End: Monday, January 06, 2020• 8:00 PM
Urban Environmentalists' January meeting will be an informal discussion about building electrification, distributed energy resources (e.g. rooftop or community solar and batteries), and state and local requirements for new buildings. We will have a compare and contrast with Zack Subin and Zach Ming (speaking about E3 work in context): which requirements for new buildings are important for saving carbon? For saving money? How does it affect other users and existing buildings? How are these standards currently being set?
RSVP and we will send call-in info for people who want to participate remotely.
Some background readings:
- E3 Quantifies the Consumer and Emissions Impacts of Electrifying California Homes
- California's next frontier in fighting climate change: your kitchen stove
- Your Gas Stove is Bad for You and the Planet
- Berkeley became the first US city to ban natural gas
- California’s high-voltage battle between utilities and rooftop solar could impact electric bills
- California will require solar panels on all new homes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.