Cheaper to electrify US homes during construction than after

Published by Energy Monitor: It is cheaper to electrify buildings – or at least make them ready for future electrification – at the time of construction than retrofitting them for electric equipment afterwards, according to new research from US non-profit New Buildings Institute (NBI) with support from the Natural Resources Defense Council. NBI analyzed the upfront and life cycle cost of two building types following NBI’s Building Decarbonization Code: all-electric (powered only with electricity) and mixed-fuel (electricity plus natural gas or other fossil fuels such as propane or oil that is combusted on-site).

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