Scoping Study: Electrifying New Homes in Dane County

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Dane County’s 2020 Climate Action Plan identifies accelerated adoption of heat pump technology as a key strategy for reducing Dane County’s carbon footprint. The plan establishes goals for converting all existing propane and oil heat within the county to heat pumps by 2045, and for heat pumps to be used in all new residential construction by 2040. This study assesses the opportunity for all-electric new homes. By combining insights from interviews and energy and cost modeling, this study characterizes the current state of new homes and presents strategies to build momentum for constructing new high-performance all-electric homes in Dane County.