Beneficial Electrification: Connecting Climate Justice & Decarbonization, PHN - Online

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Tue 16 Nov 2021 18:00 – 19:00

Description: RMI’s new report Decarbonizing Homes: Improving Health in Low-Income Communities through Beneficial Electrification synthesizes how a holistic approach to retrofitting housing, supported by Passive House methodologies, can reduce harmful exposures and vulnerabilities associated with environmental racism, persistent poverty, and other social determinants of health. It also makes recommendations for action – for empowering underserved communities. Hear about the report, the strategies, followed by a discussion with the presenters, PHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson, and your questions.


AIA 1 LU | PHI 1 Credit

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline what beneficial electrification of buildings means and why it is so important.
  2. Describe the benefits to health and safety beneficial electrification provides.
  3. Outline strategies to achieve beneficial electrification and how Passive House can support it.
  4.  Describe strategies to support beneficial electrification in underserved communities.