OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020
Hosted by the California Housing Partnership w/ Support from the Energy Foundation & Greenlining Institute
This summit is a forum for Nonprofit Affordable Housing Teams to discuss and recommend equitable decarbonize strategies for new and existing affordable housing properties. Amidst the perfect storm of a pandemic within a pre-existing housing emergency within a growing climate crisis, what factors should the state consider in addressing these overlapping priorities?
The summit will consist of five two-hour convenings each focused on a specific building decarbonization topic.
[March 2021 update: Review our Findings & Recommendations from this Summit.]
- Mon. Oct. 12 (1:00-3:00 pm): Session 1 – “Sustainability in Design and Construction”
- Mon. Oct. 19 (1:00-3:00 pm): Session 2 – “Workforce and Contractors”
- Mon. Oct. 26 (1:00-3:00 pm): Session 3 – “Title 24 and Local Reach Codes”
- Mon. Nov. 2: No session this week
- Mon. Nov. 9 (1:00-3:00 pm): Session 4 – “Financing”
- Mon. Nov. 16 (1:00-3:00 pm): Session 5 – “Programs and Policy”
We encourage representation from different teams within the same organization (Project Management/ Real Estate Development, Asset Management, Sustainability, etc.) during each session. All sessions will take place on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm online via Zoom web conferencing.
Deadline to register: Monday, October 5, 2020
Why now? In just the past year, over 30 local cities and jurisdictions have passed all-electric or near all-electric reach codes for residential construction, with more cities considering similar building code updates, including large cities like Los Angeles. Major environmental and social justice groups are also pushing for an all-electric Title 24 for new construction, including multifamily residential, for the next code cycle in 2022. Meanwhile, several cities are also starting to consider strategies to decarbonize existing buildings. As these policies take shape, it is vital we ensure that the tools needed to support this major transition – such as the allocation of new or additional funding sources – are put into place for the equitable implementation of building decarbonization strategies and goals without disparate impacts.
Session 1 – 10/12: Sustainability in Design and Construction
Session 2 – 10/19: Workforce and Contractors
Session 3 – 10/26: Title 24 and Local Reach Codes
Session 4 – 11/9: Financing
Session 4 will focus on the financial and economic impacts of electrification on affordable housing developments. Topics of discussion: impacts to new construction costs, rehabilitation plans, tax credit opportunities, utility allowance calculations, and other affordable housing programs; the availability and fit of private financing, public on-bill tariff programs and other models that can help finance building electrification.
Session 5 – 11/16: Programs and Policy
For questions, please contact Srinidhi at (415) 433-6804 x326 or email@example.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register please fill out our Decarb Summit Registration Form.