Pathway to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Apartments

Buildings are where we spent nearly 90% of our time and they account for 25% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. The technology currently exists to not only fully decarbonize the state’s existing stock of multifamily buildings, but to do so in a way that lowers energy costs for both owners and residents and improves resident quality of life. Highly efficient, Read More


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 Read More


Decarbonization: What it Means for All-Electric Affordable Apartments

This is a session on Day 1 of the Federation’s 2021 Conference: “Remembering. Reimagining. Reengaging.” October 19-21. Decarbonization (i.e. no natural gas) is a priority for the CEC; upcoming building code will prioritize elimination of gas from new constriction. Many cities have already prohibited new gas hookups. There are complexities of design, construction and operation of affordable apartments using all-electric Read More


Reaping Resiliency Benefits through Solar, Net Metering, Storage and Cooling

This is a public session on Day 3 of the Partnership’s 2021 Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit, October 12-14. Summit Overview This summit on building decarbonization will discuss the practical challenges and public policy implications of the electrification of new and existing affordable housing buildings. After opening remarks or presentations, participants will be able to interact in breakout room discussions on Read More


Facilitating Electrification through Utility Allowances

This is a public session on Day 2 of the Partnership’s 2021 Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit, October 12-14. Summit Overview This summit on building decarbonization will discuss the practical challenges and public policy implications of the electrification of new and existing affordable housing buildings. After opening remarks or presentations, participants will be able to interact in breakout room discussions on specific Read More


Challenges and Key Takeaways: Prioritizing California’s Affordable Housing in the Transition Towards Equitable Building Decarbonization

This is a session on Day 1 of the Partnership’s 2021 Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit, October 12-14. View the Report Summit Overview This summit on building decarbonization will discuss the practical challenges and public policy implications of the electrification of new and existing affordable housing buildings. After opening remarks or presentations, participants will be able to interact in breakout room Read More


Preparing for Growth in the Valley: How Grid Resiliency Creates a Secure and Sustainable Future

This is a session on Day 3 of the San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit, September 21-23. San Joaquin Valley is experiencing exponential growth that is demanding more energy from its underprepared grid. The grid’s functionality is not only important for business and essential services but more importantly, stable energy is necessary to provide crucial – life saving – heat Read More


Prioritizing Resilience in Climate-Responsive Housing

This is a session on Day 1 of Verdical Group’s 2021 Net Zero Conference, September 14-16. Zero-carbon housing design should prioritize long-term robust building operations and community resilience. Driven by statewide GHG targets, reach codes, R&D investment and industry innovation have pushed rapid electrification in affordable housing. Electrification holds promise for long-term community health and well-being. But when the policies and investments Read More


Decarbonize California Now: Convening the Conversation of the Century

Join USGBC for a conversation with California leaders in building sector carbon mitigation. We will explore how decarbonization is at the center of California’s ambitious climate goals and look to what is changing for building professionals. California currently has the most stringent energy efficiency standards in the country, and its policy framework creates opportunities to support meeting Paris Agreement goals Read More


Solar 101 Institute, Part II

PART II: Solar Resources for Multifamily Affordable Housing Part II will focus on providing an overview of the landscape of solar funding and resources for multifamily affordable housing in California including low-income energy efficiency and solar programs such as the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, along with program case studies. Topics of Read More