White House to cut federal building emissions 30% by 2030

US President Joe Biden has set a target for federal buildings to be emissions-free by 2045

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The White House has launched the first federal building performance standard to cut emissions associated with federal buildings by 30% by 2030.

US President Joe Biden had previously set a target to achieve net zero in all federal buildings by 2045.

Energy used in buildings for space heating, water heating, cooking, and other needs accounts for more than 25% of federal emissions.

The federal building performance standard requires agencies to slash energy use and electrify equipment and appliances to achieve zero Scope 1 emissions in 30% of their buildings by square footage by 2030.

To reach that mark, agencies are encouraged to install low carbon technologies, including heat pumps, electric water heaters, and other energy efficiency measures.

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