2.3 min readPublished On: November 7, 2022Categories: News

Sustainable San Mateo County’s 26th Annual Indicators Report will be unveiled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, at a free in-person event hosted at Genentech in South San Francisco. The Indicators Report Launch will feature experts discussing the importance of electrifying new and existing building stock in San Mateo County. Reducing carbon emissions in buildings is one of the most impactful and effective ways to address climate change.

The speakers will also address what’s needed to ensure that this unprecedented electrification transition happens in an equitable way. They will present case studies of cities and local jurisdictions’ best-in-class policy approaches and discuss what’s needed to make electrification occur during this decade, our last window of opportunity to keep global warming at or below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Each year, Sustainable San Mateo County’s (SSMC’s) Indicators Report shares in-depth research on one aspect of sustainability performance in the county. This year’s report on Building Electrification includes comprehensive data, insightful maps and visualizations, a closer look at building energy use in the county, the challenges of building electrification (including market conditions and the lack of a skilled and affordable workforce), case studies, profiles and recommended solutions and policy initiatives, as well as a look ahead at the future of building electrification in the county.

The Indicators Report Launch features:

  • Sarah Cassanego, SSMC’s Indicators Report Program Manager, who will present key findings and highlights from the report
  • Jeannie Linam, Climate Action and Resilience Manager at Genentech, who will deliver a welcome address highlighting Genentech’s sustainability goals, accomplishments and future plans
  • Panama Bartholomy, an internationally recognized green building and climate expert who directs the Building Decarbonization Coalition, a multi-sector forum advocating for and creating solutions to help electrify homes and workspaces with clean energy. His keynote address will focus on the big picture of the latest policy developments
  • Susan Wright, Sustainability Program Manager with the County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability, who will moderate a panel discussion with Linam and Bartholomy, along with Jonathan Hartman, Principal with Group 4 Architecture, who has worked on many innovative sustainable design projects, and Roopak Kandasamy, who is leading climate technology company BlocPower’s partnership with Menlo Park to electrify 10,000 homes during the next decade with a “one-stop shop” that prioritizes low-income neighborhoods

Admission is free, but registration is required by November 3 at bit.ly/SSMC2022IndicatorsReportLaunch 

About Sustainable San Mateo County

Founded in 1992, Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) is a nonprofit dedicated to realizing a vision of a sustainable future for everyone in the county. For more information, visit https://sustainablesanmateo.org or contact [email protected]


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