The brief “Making Buildings Better: Building Electrification Provisions In The Build Back Better Act” has been prepared by Sara Baldwin and Hadley Tallackson of Energy Innovation. Electrification can decarbonize the building sector when combined with energy efficiency, putting the United States on the path to a stable climate future while removing fossil fuel appliances that harm human health from our buildings.
The House version of the Build Back Better Act includes $12.5 billion for building electrification and energy efficiency incentives to decarbonize the building sector, improve public health, and reduce consumer bills. Additional funding for an array of programs, loans, and grants will improve building safety; increase climate resilience; and increase access to affordable, healthy homes and schools in all communities including underserved, tribal, and rural communities.
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