The Economics of Building Decarbonization for Affordable Housing


This is a session on Day 2 of SCANPH’s 2021 Conference: Piece Back Together, October 27-29.

Currently, over 40 cities across California have passed all-electric or near-all-electric building construction reach codes to curb building-level emissions and decarbonize new building stock. This session will feature in-depth conversation around the financial benefits of building electrification in the multifamily affordable housing sector, including operational tactics to reduce portfolio-wide costs. Panelists will share first-hand knowledge of navigating electrification on both new construction and existing buildings to highlight long-term financial benefits and potential technical issues. The panel will explore cutting edge electrification technologies, innovative financing models, clean energy funding resources, and the equity and racial justice issues addressed through the electrification of affordable housing.

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  • Jacklyn Oh, Project Manager, Community HousingWorks
  • Tim Kohut, Director of Sustainable Design, National CORE
  • Michael Rangel, Asset Management Associate, Clifford Beers Housing
  • Sarah Hill, Director of Low Income Programs, Association for Energy Affordability


  • Michael Claproth, Sustainable Housing Program Associate, California Housing Partnership