The New York City Council recently passed Local Law 97 which will regulate buildings larger than 25,000 s/f to reduce their carbon footprints by 40% before the year 2030 and an 80% reduction by the year 2050.

Electrification of building utilities and mechanical systems is one of the main strategies to achieve this carbon footprint reduction.

Increased energy demands due to electrification will alter the time use of power demands, increase demand for grid capacity, utility infrastructure will need upgrading and retrofitting, strategic upgrade analysis will be performed by property owners, electrical heat pumps will be installed, flexible energy distribution systems will aid overall efficiency, and improved control of mechanical and lighting systems.

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