Go All Electric: Decarbonizing Public Housing in Boston

BHA and Arup will present the results of a decarbonization study that lays out a plan to fully electrify 10,000 public and affordable housing units throughout the Greater Boston area by 2030 to meet an ambitious fossil free housing target. As the largest housing provider in Boston, the BHA decarbonization project will set a precedent for addressing the climate crisis while providing affordable housing that has a positive impact on the health and safety of both residents and the environment.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 3

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1.5 credit hours
GBCI: 1.5 credit hours (BD+C, ID+C)
MA CSL: 1.5 credit hours (Energy)
NAHB: 1.5 credit hours
NARI: 1.5 credit hours
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the multifaceted benefits of decarbonizing housing units.
  • Identify system upgrades necessary to electrify the portfolio.
  • Identify criteria that help prioritize assets and measures for a large-scale decarbonization plan.
  • Combine a decarbonization plan with affordability, safety, and resilience measures.

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