Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Energy released a new comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from buildings by 90% by 2050. Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy by 2050: A National Blueprint for the Buildings Sector was developed in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. The blueprint sets four strategic objectives in order to reach the overall emissions reduction goals:

  • Increasing building energy efficiency
  • Accelerating onsite emissions reductions
  • Transforming the interactions between buildings and the electricity grid
  • Minimizing the emissions from producing, transporting, installing, and disposing of building materials

Read the full article here: DOE Releases First Ever Federal Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Buildings Sector | Department of Energy