RMI's new report discusses the emerging opportunity to meet nearly all our buildings’ energy needs with electricity from an increasingly low-carbon electric grid, eliminating direct fossil fuel use in buildings and making obsolete much of the gas distribution system—along with its costs and safety challenges.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
1. Know the benefits of rapid electrification of buildings currently using propane and heating oil.
2. Articulate the need to stop supporting the expansion of the natural gas distribution system, including for new homes.
3. How to Expand demand flexibility options for existing electric space and water heating loads.
4. Review Updated energy efficiency resource standards and related goals.
Instructor: Mike Henchen, Sherri Billimoria, and Leia Guccione
Mike Henchen is a Manager with RMI’s electricity practice. He focuses on utility business models and innovation, and manages RMI’s ongoing work supporting a resilient, affordable, clean electricity system in Puerto Rico. Mike has contributed to RMI’s Reimagining the Utility work, an assessment of lessons learned in utility pilot and demonstration programs at the distribution edge, and an upcoming paper on electrification of building heating. He has also worked with leading utilities to build and expand innovative business models supporting the transition to an affordable, reliable, low-carbon energy system. Mike is interested in developing solutions for a clean energy future that benefit both customers and utilities and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Sherri Billimoria is an Associate in the Electricity practice, focusing on the Leap Initiative which works to empower and improve the lives of low-income households and communities in a clean energy future.
Leia Guccione is a Principal with RMI’s electricity and industrial practices, where she specializes in microgrids, campus energy systems, industrial ecosystems, distributed generation and storage, and renewable energy procurement strategies. Additional areas of expertise include the use of collaborative processes for complex problem solving, and IT solutions for improved collaboration. Select project experience includes:
Leia leads RMI’s research on the disruptive potential of distributed solar PV deployed in concert with distributed battery energy storage. Her team produced RMI’s report The Economics of Grid Defection: When and Where Distributed Solar Generation Plus Storage Competes With Traditional Utility Service, and is currently working on a sequel report.