The Biden-Harris Administration released Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy by 2050: A National Blueprint for the Buildings Sector, a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from buildings by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050.

To reach the overall emissions reduction targets for the buildings sector, the Blueprint sets four strategic objectives:  

  • Increasing building energy efficiency
  • Accelerating onsite emissions reductions
  • Transforming the interactions between buildings and the electricity grid
  • Minimizing the emissions from producing, transporting, installing, and disposing of building materials

To talk about this, Building Enclosure was joined by Carolyn Snyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Buildings and Industry at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Listen in as Carolyn discusses the process of developing the Blueprint, its main focus and how it addresses other issues such as disposing of building materials.