Building Electrification

Homes should be affordable and healthy. However, more than half of American homes rely on gas or other fossil fuels as their primary heating or cooking fuel, which produces carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), methane, and many other harmful compounds. Burning of these fuels are not just harmful for residents, but they also contribute to carbon emissions. SAHF recognizes the importance of addressing this issue for the health of residents and the environment.

Building electrification - the movement to shift away from fossil fuels toward clean electricity for heating and cooking - allows for healthier homes and reduced carbon emissions. SAHF members are exploring pathways to building electrification in both new and existing properties. This pathway is necessary as SAHF members, cities and states look to achieve decarbonization goals for the building sector.