This report, authored by York, Dan, et al. from ACEEE on April 2022, focuses on the need to decarbonize buildings in the affordable housing sector, which is a key component of achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The report discusses the key barriers to decarbonization in this sector, such as financing and lack of technical capacity, and provides a range of potential solutions, including leveraging incentives and financing programs, engaging with stakeholders, and advancing technology and innovation. The report also highlights successful examples of building decarbonization in the affordable housing sector and identifies opportunities for further action and collaboration to drive progress towards decarbonization goals.
Keywords: Climate Change, Construction/New Buildings, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Renewable Energy, Zero Net Energy