12 episodes

Buildings Hub Live is a video podcast series recorded live and distributed for free to the public policy community working to advance building sector electrification. Hosted by Atlas Policy Analyst, Zack Strauss, the podcast spotlights the changemakers and technologies leading the charge to electrify our built environment. Buildings Hub Live will run on a regular cadence and be focused on presenting valuable content to the public policy professional. As the podcast will be recorded live, listeners will be able to ask guests questions in real-time. Visit our YouTube Channel for the video version of each episode. Visit Buildings Hub to learn more.

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Buildings Hub Live is a video podcast series recorded live and distributed for free to the public policy community working to advance building sector electrification. Hosted by Atlas Policy Analyst, Zack Strauss, the podcast spotlights the changemakers and technologies leading the charge to electrify our built environment. Buildings Hub Live will run on a regular cadence and be focused on presenting valuable content to the public policy professional. As the podcast will be recorded live, listeners will be able to ask guests questions in real-time. Visit our YouTube Channel for the video version of each episode. Visit Buildings Hub to learn more.

    Trends and Changes: Building Decarbonization in 2023

    Trends and Changes: Building Decarbonization in 2023

    Join Atlas Public Policy as we host the twelfth episode of “Buildings Hub Live,” where we spotlight the changemakers and technologies leading the charge to electrify our built environment. Join us Thursday, December 14 at 2:30 pm EST for a discussion with Jenna Tatum from the Building Electrification Institute and Panama Bartholomy from the Building Decarbonization Coalition about the top building policy moments and market trends in 2023.This conversation highlights the biggest developments i...

    • 37 min
    Federal Home Electrification Rebate Programs

    Federal Home Electrification Rebate Programs

    Atlas Public Policy hosts the eleventh episode of "Buildings Hub Live," where we sit down for a discussion with Karen Zelmar from the U.S. Department of Energy on the federal home electrification rebates. The Inflation Reduction Act appropriated billions to electrify buildings, with a particular focus on low-income communities. This critical injection of funding will support efficiency gains for residential buildings, across all demographics in an all-of-the-above historic effort.What ca...

    • 33 min
    Workforce Development and Contractor Training

    Workforce Development and Contractor Training

    Developing a skilled, qualified workforce is essential to decarbonizing the US buildings stock. Contractors serve as the key interlocuters with potential adopters as they decide what to install and provide important information on available technologies, incentives, benefits, and costs. But do we currently have the workforce necessary to achieve our building decarbonization goals, and if not, what programs and initiatives exist to change that?We sat down with Mary MacPherson from the Departme...

    • 35 min
    Building Decarbonization in the Midwest

    Building Decarbonization in the Midwest

    Atlas Public Policy is excited to host our ninth episode of "Buildings Hub Live," where we spotlight the changemakers and technologies leading the charge to electrify our built environment. Join us for a discussion on building decarbonization across the Midwest, as we sit down with Molly Graham from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Dr. Missy Stults from the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan.As of 2020, only 20 percent of households in the Midwest used electricity for primary space heating...

    • 34 min
    The Future of Electric Water Heating

    The Future of Electric Water Heating

    Atlas sits down with Joe Wachunas and Amruta Khanolkar of the New Buildings Institute to discuss the future of electric water heating in US buildings and the role of heat pump water heaters in the energy transition.What percent of US households rely on fossil fuels for water heating? What does the heat pump water heater (HPWH) market look like? How might federal, state, and utility programs accelerate HPWH adoption? Tune in to find out!

    • 35 min
    Thermal Energy Networks

    Thermal Energy Networks

    We sit down with Kristy Egg, Marketing Director at Egg Geothermal, and Eric Bosworth, Senior Program Manager at Eversource Energy (MA), to discuss the prospect for deploying thermal energy networks throughout the United States. How can we scale these district geothermal systems to electrify buildings, campuses, and communities across the country? Could we retrofit existing gas infrastructure to support carbon-free thermal energy networks? Tune in to find out!

    • 32 min

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