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performance residential and commercial electric
technologies and is implementing a time-of-use
rate for electric vehicle charging. Under the
Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), New York is
looking to set a social cost of carbon.
* Massachusetts is in the process of finalizing an
Alternative Portfolio Standard to integrate heat
pumps and other renewable energy options, offers
robust rebates for electric technologies and is
expanding the Solarize Mass program to include
heat pumps, electric vehicles and storage.
* Rhode Island set a lofty goal of achieving
zero-emission passenger and freight rail fleet
by 2050, released a Renewable Thermal Market
Development Strategy and is exploring workforce
engagement and development programs to drive
heat pump uptake.

How can we
produce and
use energy
to create a
healthier,
more
comfortable
environment,
a planet
more
resilient
to climate
change
and a more
stable grid?

TURNING OPPORTUNITY INTO ACTION
The opportunities listed above are not without
many challenges and barriers. But if we look
at the policy frameworks being discussed and
implemented, we see that forward-thinking states
are willing to upend the current energy efficiency
paradigm, which has traditionally focused on
reducing electricity use. Instead, by focusing
on increasing efficiency, reducing pollution and
minimizing impact to consumers, policymakers
can allow current energy efficiency program
paradigms to shift toward the inclusion of strategic
electrification. This will produce greater benefits to
grid stability, climate mitigation and creation of a
healthier environment.
States in the Northeast are already taking
actions for continued deployment of renewables,
like offshore wind and solar, to address the
supply side and encourage electrification. Diverse
stakeholders are actively engaged in exploring
different aspects of this transformation. NEEP
is bringing those stakeholders together to create
a more complete picture of the challenges,
opportunities and market potential for widespread
strategic electrification.
This process of market development, policy
reform, data, testing and analysis will help push us
to a fundamental change in how energy is used. The
iterative process will lead us, one step at a time, to a
clean energy future we can be proud of.
To learn more about Northeast Energy Efficiency
Partnership's Northeastern Regional Assessment
of Strategic Electrification, visit http://neep.org/
reports/strategic-electrification-assessment.
ENDNOTES

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2

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3),
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and
Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL). Pathways to
Deep Decarbonization in the United States. UNSDSN.
Nov. 2014. Web. 
3
Estimates vary depending on the state as well as on the
scope of building-related energy consumption included
in estimates: for example, Rhode Island estimates
approximately 35 percent of energy-related GHG
emissions are related to thermal energy (RI Division
of Planning, 2015. Energy 2035: Rhode Island State
Energy Plan), New York estimates that 32 percent of
energy-related GHG emissions are related to building
HVAC systems (which include thermal energy)
(NYSERDA, 2017. RH&C Policy Framework), and
Massachusetts estimates 36 percent of energy-related
GHG emissions are related to non-electricity building
energy consumption (MA DEP 2016, 2014 GHG inventory).
4
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.
5
US EPA. Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emission.
Web. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dave Lis is NEEP's Director of Technology & Market
Solutions and has been a part of NEEP for 11 years,
having served in several capacities, including intern,
Residential Program Associate, Manager of the
Appliance Standards Project and Senior Manager
of Market Strategies. He currently leads regional
market transformation initiatives for Home Energy
Management Systems (HEMS), Air-Source Heat
Pumps (ASHP), Strategic Energy Management for the
Industrial sector and Strategic Electrification. He has
also developed similar regional guidance on how to
best accelerate market adoption of specified products
throughout the region for several other categories
of products.
Lisa Cascio joined NEEP in October 2013 as Public
Relations Manager. She is responsible for designing
and implementing a public relations plan that
promotes NEEP's mission and work across multiple
channels, including traditional media, social media,
digital avenues and in-person events. As part of the
Strategic Marketing & Communications Team, Lisa
brings visibility to NEEP's work to accelerate energy
efficiency as an essential part of demand-side solutions
that enable a sustainable regional energy system. Lisa
has been in the PR industry since 1996, working in
college athletics, higher education and non-profit.
ABOUT THE PEER REVIEWER
Chris Powicki (chrisp@weeinfo.com) is President of
Water Energy Ecology Information & Design Services
in Brewster, MA, providing research, planning,
analysis, design and communications services to
clients ranging from international organizations to
individual consumers. He is an adjunct professor
at Cape Cod Community College, teaching classes
on renewable energy options and solar energy
technologies. He also is active in community-based
planning, outreach and advocacy focused on
promoting electrification and other sustainable
energy choices, at all levels.


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From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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