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SEMINAR 4: Non-Energy Impacts in Home Electrification and Decarbonization

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June 12
9:00 am - 10:00 am


June 12, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This seminar explores the multifaceted advantages of home electrification and decarbonization beyond energy savings, with a special focus on health improvements. Retrofitting homes for reduced carbon emissions not only advances environmental sustainability but also enhances indoor air quality and thermal comfort, leading to potential health benefits and enhancing overall well-being. Through interdisciplinary research and case studies, participants will learn about the potential improvement in respiratory and cardiovascular diseases resulting from decreased indoor pollutants, improved ventilation and better indoor thermal comfort. In addition, the seminar will also address the positive social and economic impacts, such as increased property values, reduced healthcare costs, or enhanced quality of life, especially for low-income individuals. Through expert presentations and case studies, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how non-energy impacts can transform living spaces into healthier and more sustainable environments. Join us to discover the broad-ranging advantages of home electrification and decarbonization that extend far beyond reducing utility bills.


  • Brady Seals – Manager at RMI
  • Kevin Kennedy – Environmental Health Scientist
  • Paul Francisco – Senior Research Associate (Energy Institute) at Colorado State University