Develop the largest and most diverse data set of all-electric
and decarbonized buildings in the United States.
Advance Policy Evolution / Provide an Advocacy Reference – A peer-reviewed and maintained central repository will provide policy makers and legislative bodies with all-electric and decarbonized construction case studies that prove it’s not only feasible and supportable to build in this manner – it’s rapidly becoming standard practice nationwide.
Support Regulatory Advocacy – Empower professionals and regulators to naturally scale their efforts via a website to which they can refer policy makers to develop their own lists of comparables. Comparable projects are a critical form of data for policy makers – and financial institutions – seeking to ease the concerns of constituents and stakeholders that all-electric ordinances or building performance standards are impossible or will impose an undue burden.
Support the Business Development of Professionals and Developers – Support those in our industry, especially including, smaller firms that to-date were overlooked but have the knowledge to (i) plan for, (ii) design (iii) construct, and (iv) manage all-electric and decarbonized properties.
Support for MEP Vendors and Other Related Technologists – Support and highlight the use of technologies from our colleagues that are innovating, developing, and advancing building systems that further all-electric and decarbonized design.
This project aims to be inclusive of all projects within the built environment so long as the project is built exclusively to be powered with electricity as the form of fuel. Projects may include completed projects and those that remain in pre-development or pre-construction phases. Projects may be commercial, multifamily, single-family, industrial, institutional, retail or other purpose and of any size. Our goal is to demonstrate that the built environment is ready to be electrified at scale, today. As electricity grid decarbonization accelerates, the importance of building decarbonization grows and buildings will play a pivotal role in enabling and accelerating the transformation toward a carbon-free society
This collaborative grew out of a series of conversations and an effort led by Heidi Lubin, Principal at eSix Development, a development firm and living laboratory based in Oakland, California. eSix Development, the William J Worthen Foundation, AIA California, and New Buildings Institute are all committed to the decarbonization of the built environment and collectively, we share a strong history of all-electric and decarbonized development and construction, case study libraries, building databases, and decades of experience in advancing high performance building practices.
As we started this project, it was clear that we each understood the importance of comparable projects in easing concerns among regulators, financial stakeholders, building and construction professionals, and others, to greenlight all-electric projects and all-electric building codes. Our collective hope is to make it easier and faster for others in our industry to choose to build all-electric and to find the resources and technologies to support their efforts. We also hope to highlight those who have made the earliest commitments and paved the way for all of us to pursue building decarbonization at scale