What does the percentage mean for electrification?

Energy can be consumed in various forms, either through the burning or processing of fuels, such as natural gas or motor gasoline for heating our homes or driving our vehicles. Electricity, which is consistently getting cleaner due to a shift from coal to renewable energy, such as wind and solar, is increasingly a key solution to cleaner energy use. 


Percentage electrification denotes the portion of energy use by each resident, which is from electricity, as opposed to direct fuels, like propane, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene or diesel. In other words, 67% electrification for building means, two-thirds of all energy consumed by the structure in any given year is electricity, and one-third is some form of liquid or gaseous fuel. Typically, the higher the electrification percentage, the more efficient and clean the energy source is. Whenever possible, direct fuels should be transitioned into electricity usage, such as through using electric heat pumps for buildings, or electric vehicles for transportation.


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1. How is this updated each year? How recent is this data?
2. How does Dynamhex measure emissions?
3. If a homeowner makes changes to their home making it more efficient, how is that information gathered?
4. How is the City of Roeland Park using Dynamhex? What is the benefit? How does this tool actually help Roeland Park?
5. What will it do for the average Roeland Parker?
6. How do I use this tool?
7. How will the City use the information gathered?
8. Will this tool help the environment? What can be done with the information learned from this tool?
9. How else is Roeland Park committed to helping the environment/battling climate change?
10. What are things I can do to reduce my ecological footprint/carbon footprint?
11. What does the percentage mean for electrification?
12. How can I be sure you are keeping my data safe? How do you know so much about my home or business?