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This class presents an overview of building electrification in residential and commercial settings. Attendees will explore various avenues that work toward electrification goals including heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and electrification. Challenges to electrification and ways to overcome them will also be examined.
Audience: Engineers, architects, homeowners, building owners/managers, and designers.
Learning Objectives
  • Examine energy use in buildings
  • Explore how heat pumps and heat pump water heaters meet electrification goals
  • Survey electric cooking equipment in residential and commercial applications
  • Determine challenges to electrification and ways to overcome them


Cher Griffith TaylorCher Griffith Taylor | Public Fleet Electrification

Cher has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector and has honed her expertise on fleet electrification. As Senior Program Specialist at the Electrification Coalition, Cher advises local governments on best practices in the deployment and procurement of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations; EV adoption programs for communities; stakeholder engagement series; and municipal policies to lay the groundwork for future electrification. She additionally has researched, developed and defended policies in support of building/‘beneficial’ electrification, focusing on regulatory actions and utility programs that shift away from the use of fossil fuels. Cher holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Georgetown University.