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CEBD at the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference

Join Us on the Journey to Zero.

Building owners, government jurisdictions and industry professionals around the world are responding to accelerating climate change and recognizing that building decarbonization is a significant component to their efforts. The worldwide building sector accounts for about 40% of energy-related carbon emissions and the global building stock is predicted to double by the year 2060.

Buildings remain a key sector that today lacks sufficient climate change mitigation action. As the global authority for building energy standards, ASHRAE recognizes that the scope of building-related policies, programs and regulations needs to expand to incorporate deep energy efficiency improvements, beneficial electrification, demand flexibility, and whole building lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reductions. These outcomes need to be achieved concurrently with maintaining comfortable, healthy, safe, resilient, and affordable building environments for occupants. 

Two-minute overview of Building Decarbonization
Featuring ASHRAE Presidential Member Kent Peterson


Understanding Grid-Interactive Buildings
for Decarbonization


Position Document

Position Document

ASHRAE’s Position Document on Building Decarbonization, issued June 2022, recommends embracing building decarbonization strategies to reduce building greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Learn More
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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

See current opportunities to participate in activities recognizing decarbonization efforts such as ASHRAE’s Decarb Challenge Competition or apply for the Eunice Foote award. Learn More



Watch and share videos created by ASHRAE’s CEBD members that explain what decarbonization is and illustrate how ASHRAE and its members are working towards a decarbonized futureWatch Now

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