Resource: Sustainable Facilities Tool: Building Decarbonization

As the threat of climate change becomes more pressing, a range of strategies are evolving to equip the government and other entities to mitigate the intensity of climate change while preparing for and adapting to the dangers it creates. Similar, sometimes overlapping, terms may be used when referring to decarbonization, but they tend to point toward similar strategies that include energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and other operational carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE) sources, the replacement of fossil fuel combustion equipment with electric models (electrification), and specification of low carbon materials. This module is focused on the decarbonization of federal buildings, through both embodied carbon and operational carbon reduction strategies.

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