big coupled data for sustainable urban systems: examples from los angeles

Stephanie Pincetl in E&E News: Biden plan would pump billions into home retrofits

President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes measures to build and retrofit affordable, energy-efficient homes, something that efficiency advocates say could alleviate energy and housing insecurity while also creating jobs.

California’s energy efficiency programs could also offer some lessons for the Biden administration, said Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA.

Ideally, the Biden administration should test programs in a real-world setting before they are implemented on a wide scale to ensure that it is accomplishing what it set out to do, Pincetl said.