Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force

The Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022​ requires that MDE create the Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force. The Task Force appointed members shall recommend programs, policies, and incentives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from​ the buildings sector including through the following ways: 
 
·         A plan for funding the retrofit of covered buildings to comply with Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)
·         Incentives for electrification projects 
·         Commercial tax credits or direct subsidy payments for decarbonization projects 
·         Incentives through EmPOWER and other state programs for electrification 
·         Low-income household holistic retrofit targets 
·         Heat pump sales targets 
·         On-bill, low-interest financing     

The Task Force is required to provide a report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Click on the image to read the recently published report:





After its first meetin​g, the Task Force members created subgroups to share tasks to build the report:

  • ​Larg​e Buildings Covered by BEPS
  • Small Comm​erc​ial and Institutional B​uildings NOT Covered by BEPS 
  • Market-​Rate Housing NOT Covered by BEPS (single-family and small multifamily) 
  • Limited-Income Housing (Covered and Not Covered by BEPS)

 
As one of the only global infrastructure companies accredited by the United States’s National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), our consultant, AECOM, is at the forefront of environmental and social impact consulting, energy efficiency services, renewable energy solutions and grid modernization.  

These are AECOM's deliverables in assisting the Task Force this year: 
Mark Stewart, Climate Change Program Manager, mark.stewart1@maryland.gov; and Cindy Osorto, Climate Change Policy Analyst, cindy.osorto1@maryland.gov.
Website: susan.casey1@maryland.gov

The Task Force and its subgroups' meeting materials are posted below by date. ​
Meeting Materials:
  
expand Meeting Date : 1/8/2024 ‎(2)
expand Meeting Date : 12/21/2023 ‎(5)
expand Meeting Date : 11/7/2023 ‎(7)
expand Meeting Date : 10/26/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 10/12/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 9/29/2023 ‎(2)
expand Meeting Date : 9/28/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 9/19/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 9/13/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 9/12/2023 ‎(2)
expand Meeting Date : 9/8/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 9/7/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 8/30/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 8/29/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 8/28/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 8/24/2023 ‎(4)
expand Meeting Date : 8/22/2023 ‎(3)
expand Meeting Date : 7/27/2023 ‎(6)
expand Meeting Date : 6/29/2023 ‎(5)
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