Redwood Energy’s Pocket Guide to All-Electric Commerical Retrofits

Electricity is already used for 60% of space and water heating in American commercial buildings, and commercial powerhouses like Marriott, McDonalds, Microsoft or the entirety of Manhattan, commercial powerhouses are rapidly electrifying their buildings and services. Sometimes this is the result of public policy—in 2016 the city of Zurich, Switzerland started shutting off gas to the commercial and multifamily districts, and New York City has placed air pollution limits on buildings that will trigger electrification starting in 2024.3 But most electrification has been the result of good business practices—electrification of space heating, boilers and services provides access to the best technology and lowers operating costs.