The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2022

Published by Governing: State legislatures will have a lot on their plates. They’ll deal with issues in wildly differing ways. This article sets the context for the 2022 session with an overview of everything from abortion to taxes.

Kim Chelsak, Director of Codes for New Buildings Institute, expects to see more attention to building electrification in 2022, whether through codes, gas ban ordinances or building performance standards tied to carbon reduction targets. Attention to building grid integration will also increase, she says, updating building systems so that they can “talk” to the power grid and balance energy demand, on-site generation and storage, and act as grid resources if needed.

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