Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

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default Building Electrification (RMI)

default From Homes to Cars, It’s Now Time to Electrify Everything, Yale E360, 10.19.21.

"The key to shifting away from fossil fuels is for consumers to begin replacing their home appliances, heating systems, and cars with electric versions powered by clean electricity. The challenges are daunting, but the politics will change when the economic benefits are widely felt."

default HOME ELECTRIFICATION SERIES: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SWITCHING OFF FOSSIL FUELS AND GOING ELECTRIC IN YOUR HOME

Source: The Studio for High-Performance Design + Construction [https://studiohpdc.org/] provides training and education in High-Performance, Net Zero, and Passive House design and construction.

  • Session 1: Home Energy Use
  • Session 2: Building Envelope & Air Sealing, Nov 2021
  • Session 3: Heating & Cooling with Heat Pumps
  • Session 4: Hot Water
  • Session 5: Electric Cooking
  • Session 6: Solar PV, Battery Storage, and Electric Vehicles

default The need in Arlington.

MA buildings produce about 40% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions. In Arlington, buildings account for about 60% of emissions. Electrifying our buildings is a very important step to reaching a safer, net zero future for all of us.