Building Decarbonization

Residential and commercial buildings account for 40% of all energy-related GHG emissions*. To reduce these emissions, we need do more than decrease energy consumption – we must actively move to eliminate onsite fossil fuel consumption and harmful emissions from building construction and operations. This change comes with challenges such as making fuel switching affordable, onboarding new technologies, and ensuring the changes collectively benefit the grid, rather than strain it.

VEIC will help you set and meet your energy and environmental goals using a comprehensive approach that has helped energy offices, utilities, green banks, communities, and businesses move towards decarbonized buildings and a more flexible grid.

Recent federal legislation—including both the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL)—directs significant funding to equitable decarbonization and Justice40 objectives. This is where VEIC shines. Our track record of designing and implementing programs that increase accessibility and affordability has been recognized time and time again.

At every level of the supply chain, we work with partners to bring the most energy-efficient and cost-effective equipment to the market. We can help you stack and coordinate funding from multiple sources, including utility programs, to create a seamless customer journey.

From helping to deploy heat pump market transformation programs in multiple regions, including cold climates, to developing programs that bring net-zero homes to low-income communities, to helping businesses develop and implement comprehensive action plans that meet their carbon reduction goals—we're committed to finding solutions that work for every region, build energy equity, and deliver value to customers and clients alike.

When you need an experienced partner who can help you overcome obstacles to deploy smart building decarbonization strategies, VEIC is ready. Here's how we can help.

*Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, 2018 Global Status Report

Challenges we help you solve

  • Advancing building decarbonization through policies, action plans, and programs that center equity and produce results for socially vulnerable communities
  • Designing comprehensive market transformation strategies to complement existing incentive and rebate structures and drive demand for electrification
  • Making clean and healthy all-electric homes accessible to low-income and underserved communities by braiding funding and financing streams, scaling up affordable housing retrofit programs, and designing programs that provide building owners with easy access to incentives, financing, and technical assistance
  • Educating and influencing the market to adopt smarter refrigeration practices to reduce GHG emissions