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Manager Rocky Mountain Institute

Analytics for RMI's Building Electrification team

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New analysis shows urgency of an all-electric new construction requirement in the CEC's 2022 code cycle.   Missing this cycle means 3 million tons CO2 emitted and over a billion dollars of (avoidable) spending on gas infrastructure.

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Matt Chester on Jul 30, 2020

What impact do you think a California mandate for all electric might have on the rest of the country, Amar?

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Amar Shah on Aug 3, 2020

Hi Matt, important question.  The California impact alone is substantial, but California's actions have often provided market signals well beyond state borders.  That signal for manufacturers, builders, and others can trigger important market transformation conversations elsewhere as well, around building electrification.

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Matt Chester on Aug 3, 2020

Thanks Amar. Makes you wonder if there would ever be something similar to building codes being adopted by other states like how CA's transportation requirements have effectively set the national standard for automakers. Though the building requirements in different states will have different needs in terms of how to respond to different geographies, extreme event preparedness, etc., so it would perhaps be less likely to take hold like the auto requirements have. 

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