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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
National Policy Call: Washington
Washington has led the way with state-wide action, from an energy performance standard to first-in-the-nation codes to electrify residential and commercial buildings. That, coupled with a huge supply of carbon-free electricity and strong coalitions across the decarbonization space makes Washington a leader in building decarbonization. This call features learnings from Washington decarbonization experts Laura Feinstein, Fellow, Sightline Institute; Duane Jonlin, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, City of Seattle; and Steve Gelb, Regional Director of the Northwest, Emerald Cities.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
National Policy Call: Massachusetts
This policy call is a deep dive into the building decarbonization policy landscape in Massachusetts. Paul Ormond, Efficiency Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Ben Butterworth, Director of Climate, Energy and Equity Analysis, Acadia Center, and Nikki Bruno, Vice President of Clean Technologies, Eversource Energy discussed the state’s Clean Heat Standard, its new stretch code, and the Eversource networked geothermal pilot underway in Framingham.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
National Policy Call: Colorado
A panel of experts including Amy Jiron, Director for Building Decarbonization Policy, Colorado Energy Office; Kent Marsh, Vice President for Capital Planning Sustainability & Campus Operations, Colorado Mesa University; Meera Fickling, Senior Climate Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates; and Portia Prescott, President, Rocky Mountain NAACP discussed how Colorado is decarbonizing its buildings. The discussion ranged from equitable building decarbonization, geothermal energy, gas infrastructure and gas line allowances, and multiple policies including Clean Heat Plans and financing programs to support building decarbonization.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
National Policy Call: How Frigid Maine Became a National Electrification Leader
The State of Maine is blowing past its goal of installing 100,000 heat pumps by 2025. How has this cold state been able to achieve such resounding success? Dan Burgess, Director of the Maine Governor’s Energy Office,  Dana Fischer, Director, Regulatory Strategy Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc – Heating & Cooling, and Scott Libby of Royal River Heat pumps talked to us for an hour to answer that question and more!
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Tuesday, February 28th 2023
Building Decarbonization Policy in Illinois: Why it matters and why now in Illinois?
Building decarbonization policies, and rumblings about them, are showing up all around the country; and we want to talk about it! This month we spoke with Illinois local experts: Kady McFadden of McFadden Strategies, Christie Hicks from the Environmental Defense Fund, and J.C. Kibbey from the Natural Resource Defense Council about what is happening in Illinois regarding building decarbonization and why it matters.
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