Full Title: Policy Brief Focus: Buildings
Author(s): Greg Hopkins, Denise Grab, Martha Campbell
Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Publication Date: February 19, 2021
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This policy brief is part of an RMI series focused on federal government action that can move the United States closer to limiting warming to 1.5°C, build a sustainable economy, and create lasting, quality jobs. For the US building stock to be 1.5°C aligned, we need to decarbonize through electrification of combustion-based appliances, deep efficiency retrofits, and construction of decarbonized new buildings—all-electric, highly efficient, and low-embodied carbon. Built from RMI’s existing work and theory of change, the featured ideas below provide significant emissions reductions and other benefits. RMI is available to provide more detailed support to policymakers to further develop these ideas.