Oakland's City Council set ambitious climate targets that require electrifying all buildings as rapidly as possible. As an important first step, in December 2020, the City began requiring all new construction to be all-electric. East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) supported this effort by commissioning a cost-effectiveness study of all-electric new construction that showed both upfront and lifetime cost effectiveness for nearly all building types. The City of Oakland is continuing to develop its Building Electrification Roadmap with multiple opportunities for public engagement and community dialogue.
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Resources and Articles about Building Electrification:
- Learn more about all-electric, efficient appliances
- For contractors and jobseekers
- For residential property owners
- For business and commercial property owners
- Getting to Zero database from New Buildings Institute
- Service upgrades for electrification retrofits
- Building electrification general information flyer (English, Chinese, Spanish)
Incentives and Rebates for building electrification: