Building Electrification: BEI City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings

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Resource for Building Electrification

BEI recently released a series of City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings. Four common building typologies were selected in cities across the US and put together retrofit strategies to achieve all-electric end points.


  • Playbook 1 includes an overview of multifamily electrification and recommendations for policymakers
  • Playbook 2 provides the retrofit paths analyzed for the four multifamily building typologies
  • Playbook 3 includes higher-level “journey pages” for multifamily building decision-makers, including owners, managers, operators, and third-party consultants.

All three Playbooks can be downloaded herehttps://www.beicities.org/city-playbooks

The City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings were developed collaboratively with sustainability staff from the cities of Boston, MA; Somerville, MA; and New York, NY, with input from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and Emerald Cities Collaborative.