MWBDC Overview

Coalition One-Pager
from Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition

Here at MWBDC, we practice the following principles as we interact with each other internally within the Coalition space and externally in our communities.

Electrification

The Economics of Electrifying Buildings: Residential New Construction

by RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute)
Published 2022

Equitable Home Electrification Toolkit

by RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute)
Published 2022

Electrify Everything in Your Home
by Rewiring America
Published December 2021

Electrification of Multifamily Housing in Minnesota

by Fresh Energy & Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Published 2021

Under Pressure: Gas Utility Regulation for a Time of Transition
by RAP
Published May 2021

3H Hybrid Heat Homes: An Incentive Program to Electrify Space Heating and Reduce Energy Bills in American Homes
by CLASP
Published May 2021

A Wartime Plan for Electrifying America
The Energy Gang Podcast
May 2021

All-Electric New Homes: A Win for the Climate and the Economy
By Claire McKenna, Amar Shah, Leah Louis-Prescott
Published October 15, 2020


Equity, Justice, and Community-First Approaches

Energy Equity For Renters Toolkit

by ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy)
Published November 2022

Do You Know Who Holds the Power (and the Air, and the Heat, and the Water…)?

by The Chisholm Legacy Project
Published November 2022

Justice40 Federal Funding Opportunities Database

by Justice40 Accelerator
Published 2022

Mapping energy burden in Minnesota

by Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota
Published September 2022

Guidelines for Equitable Community Involvement in Building & Development Projects and Policies
by NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative
Published 2021

Leading with Equity and Justice in the Clean Energy Transition

by Ruth Ann Norton, Jamal Lewis, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Published 2021

Equity and buildings: A practical framework for local government decision makers
by USDN
Published June 2021

Equitable Building Electrification: A Framework for Powering Resilient Communities
By Carmelita Miller, Stephanie Chen, Lisa Hu, Isaac Sevier
Published September, 2019


Gas Appliances

Study: Methane and NOx Emissions from Natural Gas Stoves, Cooktops, and Ovens in Residential Homes
Eric D. Lebel, Colin J. Finnegan, Zutao Ouyang, and Robert B. Jackson

Published January 2022

Overextended: It’s Time to Rethink Subsidized Gas Line Extensions
by RMI
Published December 2021

“Renewable” Gas – A Pipe Dream or Climate Solution?
By Merrian Borgeson 
Published June 15, 2020

UCLA FSPH research investigates the effect of residential gas appliances on air quality and public health in California
Published May 1, 2020

Study: Quantifying Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Water Heaters
by Eric D. Lebel, Harmony S. Lu, Simone A. Speizer, Colin J. Finnegan, and Robert B. Jackson
Published April 2020

Gas Stoves: Health and Air Quality Impacts and Solutions
by Brady Seals, Andee Krasner
Published 2020


General Resources

QAP (Qualified Allocation Plans) Commenting Toolkit

by Quinn Biever (MWBDC & Elevate)
Published January 2023

HVAC Choices for Student Health and Learning

by RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute)
Published 2023

Existing Building Decarbonization Code

by NBI (New Buildings Institute)
Published September 2022

Building Decarbonization in the Age of the Inflation Reduction Act

by America is All In
Published September 2022

Calculator: How much money will you get with the Inflation Reduction Act?

by Rewiring America
Published September 2022

Net Zero by 2050
by the International Energy Agency
Published October 22, 2020

Climate Action is Heating Up in Illinois: Here’s the Missing Piece
By Ana Sophia Mifsud, Louise Sharrow
Published September 3, 2020

Regulatory Solutions for Building Decarbonization

by Sherri Billimoria and Mike Henchen, RMI

Published July 2020


Heat Pumps

New Analysis: Heat Pumps Slow Climate Change in Every Corner of the Country
By Rachel Golden, Cara Bottorff
Published April 23, 2020

It’s Time to Incentivize Residential Heat Pumps
by By Claire McKenna Amar Shah Mark Silberg, RMI
Published June 2020

What the Heck Are Heat Pumps?
by Rachel Golden, Sierra Club
Published 2017


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