January 15, 2024

How can you safely, efficiently, and economically electrify a commercial building?

Efficiently electrifying a commercial building involves a comprehensive approach. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will accelerate electrification strategies in states and cities across the country. With this great opportunity comes the chance to learn best practices for scaling electrified building solutions safely, efficiently, and economically. 

Depending on your building, location and goals, the approach and strategies may differ. Early wins might include a detailed energy audit to pinpoint areas for improvement, as well as upgrading lighting, HVAC systems, and appliances for energy efficiency. Many commercial buildings can benefit from a centralized building energy management system to optimize control and real-time efficiency adjustments based on usage patterns. Where and when it makes sense, implementing renewable energy sources like solar panels and battery energy storage to reduce grid dependence can support electrification goals. 

In March of 2023, IREC gathered a group of experts to discuss these strategies and more. Listen to the recorded webinar and hear representatives from New Buildings Institute, Slipstream, National Grid and IMEG Corp discuss current topics such as:

  • How building codes and other policies can play a critical role in helping jurisdictions pursue carbon-neutral building policies and programs
  • Case studies of critical building-scale technology solutions and products that promise to help advance buildings toward carbon neutrality in new construction and retrofits
  • Electrification of the small- and medium-sized commercial and multifamily building sectors 
  • Challenges and opportunities that can arise in cold climates
  • How the New York State Clean Heat program is helping commercial building owners adopt cost-saving solutions

Access the entire recording or just the presentations that align with your interests and work at the Clean Energy Clearinghouse.

Looking for further information about high performance buildings, energy storage, solar, and more? Visit the Clean Energy Clearinghouse for an expanded list of expert resources and CEU’s: