Residential Building Electrification Pathways- (EMPOWERED Solutions Webinar Recording)
Across the country, there is a move toward building electrification, replacing appliances that use other fuels with electricity. Learn about the trends in retrofitting we are most likely to see in the coming years that move the U.S. toward a 100% electric future. Panelists also answer questions about how the following efficiency technologies can work together: Weatherization, heat pump water heating, efficient heat pumps, induction stoves, and electric infrastructure upgrades.
You can expect to hear:
- Common things that building owners and code officials may notice (based on code cycle and location) and how to resolve them
- Pathways toward 100% electrification—it doesn’t have to happen all at once!
- The role heat pump space and water heating technology play in the transition
- Tools and training to help code officials, homeowners, and policymakers better understand the transition
- How the SolSmart program can help communities improve permitting and inspection processes to support electrification with solar power
Chief Electrical Inspector
Pete Jackson, Chief Electrical Inspector, Bakersfield, CA. Pete Jackson is presently the chief electrical inspector for the city of Bakersfield, California. He has been a journeyman wireman since 1984 and has earned five electrical inspector certifications through the IAEI and ICC. Pete serves as an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) representative to the UL Electrical Council and numerous UL Standards Technical Panels. He also represents enforcement as an alternate to Code Making Panel 4 and the Correlating Committee for the 2023 National Electrical Code.
HVAC Installation Consultant
Zak Paine, HVAC Installation Consultant, Slipstream. Zak is an HVAC technical advisor and subject matter expert specializing in HVAC and related systems. He uses his technical expertise to advise on projects, programs, and research throughout Slipstream. He will develop and provide technical training for program implementors, contractors, and Slipstream staff.
New Buildings Institute
Bryce Seymour, Project Manager, New Buildings Institute. Bryce Seymour uses her expertise in both state and local policy to focus on work involving building energy codes, carbon policies, roadmaps, and other codes-related initiatives.
SolSmart Senior Program Manager
Dave Golembeski, SolSmart Senior Program Manager, IREC. David Golembeski works on the U.S. Department of Energy-backed SolSmart program, which provides communities nationwide with no-cost technical assistance to reduce barriers to solar energy growth and make solar more affordable.