Category: Buildings

Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach to Decarbonization and Electrification

The recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has increased the urgency on decarbonization. With many state and local governments setting limits on fossil fuels and carbon emissions for commercial buildings, the adoption of cleaner energy sources in the coming years will be necessary. Heat pumps, which provide an electric source of

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Exploring how the push for decarbonization and electrification can create opportunities for building design transformation

The recently released report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made it clear that unless we achieve net-zero carbon emissions and reduce additional greenhouse gases over the next decade, we may be facing pronounced environmental changes, including weather extremes and severe weather events. Conversations at both the state and federal level are

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Sustainability goals: commitment vs. action | EnVisioneering Exchange podcast ep. 18

Jake Elder and John Sheff discuss sustainability, the kinds of goals cities should make, the challenges in implementing those changes, and provides real-world examples of cities that have had success. Jake also makes suggestions on easy and cost-effective ways cities can improve sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has added the motivation to make changes to improve health safety, many of which will also improve sustainability.