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EP 07: Electrification and Decarbonization Create Better Spaces

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Welcome to our seventh episode of "10 Minutes to a Better Building", a podcast that explores how to get the most out of your building in 10 short minutes. Each week features a subject matter expert that identifies ways you can improve your building, with actionable takeaways.

Decarbonization has been a hot topic lately, especially with the recent changes from the White House administration. If you are a building owner, operator, or engineer, these changes may already be impacting your building. We are here to help you through the transition.

Simplified, decarbonization is the effort to put less CO2 into the atmosphere. By moving away from natural gas, the aim is to reduce carbon emissions. The alternative to energy demand for commercial buildings leans towards electrification, but this may require changes for many building systems.

In today's episode, Boland's Executive Vice President, Jerry Scanlan, shares his take on how to prepare your building for upcoming regulation changes when it comes to electrification and decarbonization.

Episode takeaways:

1. Distinguish between the different concepts/goals of electrification and decarbonization

2. Assess policies to reduce carbonization, so that you can improve your building soon before regulations evolve

3. Determine how to find the right expert that can help guide and walk you through decarbonization decisions for your building

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