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December 15, 2020 58 min

It’s holiday time after a hard year. More than ever, the need for healthy homes is exceedingly clear. It’s true what they say and true what you hear: Nearly 90 million households burn fossil fuels on site, and that’s just not right! Greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants make our stoves, heaters and dryers quite a nuisance! Our climate and health are taking a hit - we’ve got to quit. Entrenched fossil interests and weak building codes keeping us hooked on fuels is complicity – the Grinches don’t want our homes to run on clean electricity.?

But fear not, dear podcasters, we’ve good news to share! A movement afoot is up to the fight to clean up our appliances and make homes just right. Electrify This! will show you what’s in store. Three building experts will share their tomes: how to build better buildings and healthier homes. Who are these Who’s from Whoville leading the way? And how will they save the day? You’ll have to tune in – we won’t give it away!

This holiday-themed episode of Electrify This! looks at how our homes and buildings impact climate and public health, and what can be done to shift the building sector away from fossil fuels: building and energy codes; policies; market forces, consumer decisions, and more. And we’ll share handy home electrification tips and electrifying holiday gift ideas. ?

Guests:

?? ? ? Panama Bartholomy, Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition?

?? ? ? Sean Armstrong, Managing Principal, Redwood Energy

?? ? ??Kim Cheslak, Associate Director, New Buildings Institute ?

Related Links:?

?? ? ? https://newbuildings.org? and NBI’s Carbon Neutral Codes webinar (1/28/20, 1-2 EST)

?? ? ? https://www.buildingdecarb.org

?? ? ? https://redwoodenergy.net ?

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