Beneficial Electrification: Path to Carbon-free Buildings in Longmont

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Growing awareness of the shared global climate emergency has prompted a sharp increase in the number of American cities considering the shift toward beneficial building electrification. In fact, building electrification was one of several specific recommendations identified in the Climate Action Recommendation Report developed by the Climate Action Task Force and adopted by City Council in late 2020.

To act on the recommendation, the City will explore electrification options carefully, explain implications clearly, and implement actions in phases with care and oversight. Our objective is to reduce Longmont’s commercial and residential use of fossil fuels by 2030 with an eye toward maintaining or improving the affordability of local housing stock. Efforts are underway to develop a workable and comprehensive beneficial building electrification plan that is both ambitious and realistic, offering a sound approach for the next few years and the coming decade.


Growing awareness of the shared global climate emergency has prompted a sharp increase in the number of American cities considering the shift toward beneficial building electrification. In fact, building electrification was one of several specific recommendations identified in the Climate Action Recommendation Report developed by the Climate Action Task Force and adopted by City Council in late 2020.

To act on the recommendation, the City will explore electrification options carefully, explain implications clearly, and implement actions in phases with care and oversight. Our objective is to reduce Longmont’s commercial and residential use of fossil fuels by 2030 with an eye toward maintaining or improving the affordability of local housing stock. Efforts are underway to develop a workable and comprehensive beneficial building electrification plan that is both ambitious and realistic, offering a sound approach for the next few years and the coming decade.

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