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Regional Forum - Decarbonizing Rental Housing While Protecting Tenants

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


BayREN Forum Webinar - Decarbonizing Rental Housing While Protecting Tenants, November 16, 2022


Join us to learn how local governments can approach equitable rental housing stock decarbonization. We’ll hear about concerns renters have about decarbonization and energy efficiency upgrades and the legal and policy landscape around tenant protections in California and the Bay Area, and we will explore local and national leading examples in formulating a comprehensive approach to community engagement, policy and program development, and market transformation. This forum will help attendees develop a more nuanced understanding of the issue and will provide exposure to promising case studies and practical tools that Bay Area jurisdictions can pick up and run with. Speakers will include people from local community-based organizations as well as national experts. This online Forum is free and open to all.


Watch recorded presentation

Outlining the intersection of building decarbonization and tenant protection

Building Electrification and Housing Affordability

Eric Rodriguez, Building Electrification Institute | Watch recorded presentation 

Rental Housing Affordability Struggles Before & During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Stefen Samarripas, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy | Watch recorded presentation

Tenant Protection and Tenants' perspective

AB 1482: Tenant Protection Act of 2019

BayREN |Watch recorded presentation

Policy insights from NOAH listening sessions

Ben Cooper, StopWaste & Ortensia Lopez, El Concilio of Sazn Mateo County | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A | Watch recorded presentation

Exploration of solutions: What policy and program tools do we have available to us locally? 

Procedural Equity in climate planning: S.F. Anchor Partner Network

Rich Chien, San Francisco Environment Department | Watch recorded presentation

Emerald Cities Collaborative

Avni Jamdar, Emerald Cities Collaborative | Watch recorded presentation

ACEEE case study & equitable decarbonization toolkit

Alexander Jarrah, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy | Watch recorded presentation

Comprehensive Retrofit Pilot Projects from the REALIZE program

Nick Jiles, REALIZE-CA Rocky Mountain Institute | Watch recorded presentation

G.G. Merkel, R&D Projects Association for Energy Affordability | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A and Closing

Q&A and Closing

BayREN | Watch recorded presentation


Building Department Staff
Building Professionals
Field inspectors
General Public
Local Government Officials and Staff