Buildings account for more than one-third of US energy-related carbon emissions. To meet 1.5°C climate targets and ensure equal access to healthy, affordable buildings, we must dramatically accelerate the pace of building retrofits. Scale Zero will establish a coordinated policy and retrofit implementation approach that will advance supportive policies and reduce the cost associated with zero-emission retrofits in five states. Our policy campaign will build coalitions of supporters to influence regulatory, legislative, and utility programs that drive market demand for zero-emission buildings. Our implementation efforts will focus on catalyzing thousands of affordable multifamily housing retrofits. By prioritizing historically marginalized communities, we ensure that they benefit first from the health and economic advantages of zero-emission buildings. Building on our existing work and deep expertise, we will push the market towards a “tipping point” that leads to catalytic national transformation.
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2023 Swift Grant Awardee
Together with Power for All, Rocky Mountain Institute will develop the first in a series of joint publications to share learnings, best practices, gaps, and needs on integrated electrification approaches. These publications will be used to create a global Community of Practice that will galvanize stakeholders to accelerate the uptake and replication of integrated approaches at scale.