Efficient electric water heaters in multifamily buildings significantly reduce carbon emissions

Published by Building Design + Construction: Efficient electric hot water heating technologies significantly reduce the carbon emissions of multifamily buildings, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and New Buildings Institute (NBI).

In multifamily buildings with five or more units, water heating uses more energy than space heating, cooling, or lighting, the report says. Converting gas-fired water heaters to advanced technology—electric heat pump water heaters (HPWHs)—would cut greenhouse gas emissions from water heating by an average of 58%.

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