Gas use inside buildings that are not well ventilated also leads to chronic health impacts, such as asthma as well as hundreds more deaths every year from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Zero-carbon design, also known as building decarbonization or electrification, means transitioning buildings from using harmful natural gas to clean, renewable electricity.
Community choice energy agencies have begun delivering carbon free (or nearly carbon free) electricity to all customers at market rates. At the same time rapid technology improvements have increased the efficiency and lowered the costs of zero-emitting electric alternatives like heat pumps (which provide a 2-in-1 heating and cooling system), heat pump water heaters, and highly effective induction stoves. All electric, zero-carbon buildings are now not just preferable from an environmental and public health and safety perspective, but also an opportunity to save money on construction and energy use.