Turning Retrofits into Reality

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Navigating energy retrofits of existing multifamily homes Originally published in Enterprise by Vesna Jaksic Lowe     In Chicago, an affordable housing community will undergo major rehabilitation work, with updates that include high-efficiency windows, new solar panels, and all-electric appliances. The 60-unit Brainerd Senior Center, owned by Full Circle Communities, is benefiting from several programs, including decarbonization funding from the City …

Building Decarb Update: Some Highlights at the Federal Level

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In June, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its National Definition of a Zero Emissions Building. It was finalized after receiving feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. Part 1 of the Definition (Operational Emissions from Energy Use) sets criteria for a building with zero emissions from energy used for building operations. It applies to …