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If we can green the grid and make electrification a real possibility, how would this transformation play out at the individual building level?
While the potential benefits of electrification can be significant in helping the city meet its 80x50 challenge, initiating it without drastically altering the current mix of energy generation would effectively result in increased overall emissions.
As NYC strives to reach 80x50, there will be as many questions as there are buildings.
NYC's 80x50 plan relies on the electrification of buildings citywide—but it isn't the first widespread effort to tout the benefits of electrifying buildings.
Architects rarely consider a building's energy use in relation to NYC's power grid—but with electrification on the horizon, should they?