3.3.7 Requiring Building Retrofits

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress should consider adopting mandatory retrofit laws for energy conservation and decarbonization in existing commercial and residential buildings, and state legislatures should adopt such laws if the federal government fails to do so.”

Proposed CLEAN Future Act (2020)

A 622-page economy-wide climate bill with provisions on power, transport, buildings, financing, and more released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Oregon’s Executive Order 17-20

Calls for high performance energy use targets in remodels of all existing state buildings, a ten year plan to maximize energy efficiency in all affordable housing stock, and Energy Trust pilot programs.

Colorado’s Executive Order D 2015-013

Directs the Greening Government Leadership Council to work with all executive state agencies and departments to reduce weather normalized energy consumption per square foot by at least 2 percent annually.

EE4All report, Equitable Building Electrification

Explains the steps that California must take to ensure that electrification helps close the clean energy gap and provides relief to millions of residents facing energy insecurity in the current system.

ASHRAE Advanced Design Guide Series

Offers contractors and designers tools, including recommendations for practical products and off-the-shelf technology, for achieving a 30% energy savings.