Achieving energy optimization through electrification
USGBC supports beneficial electrification, specifically with deep energy efficiency and peak management, as a core strategy for building decarbonization.
Electrification: Refers to using technologies such as vehicles or heat pumps that operate with electricity instead of burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. Electricity generated through clean resources such as wind and solar power is considered a decarbonization strategy.
Issue Brief #2: Beneficial Electrification
USGBC’s Issue Briefs explain current trends in buildings policy and technology with a focus on decarbonization, sustainability, and health. This brief explains what beneficial electrification is about, how it supports decarbonization, and key policies deploying this strategy.
Read the brief.