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All-Electric

Require all-electric new construction projects with no gas appliances or gas plumbing

  • Maximum reduction in emissions
  • Flexibility to adopt outside Title 24, Part 6
  • No external documents or calculations needed
  • Requires more community outreach and education than other structures
  • Requires more community outreach and education than other structures
  • Uncertainty regarding existing legal challenges
  • Technical feasibility for some occupancies
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Conduit to each area with gas equipment sized to serve electrical equipment with equivalent capacity

To facilitate the future electrification of gas equipment in mixed-fuel projects, require installation of raceways sized for conductors adequate to serve the building’s potential electric loads

  • Prepare for likely future retrofit
  • Small incremental cost at new construction
  • Uncertainty regarding future benefits
  • No direct energy savings associated with enabling measures
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Electric Vehicle Requirements

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Pre-wire stove, HVAC and clothes dryer for 240V service

To facilitate the future electrification of gas equipment in mixed-fuel projects, install dedicated 240 volt circuits to enable conversion for each gas terminal or stub out to electric heaters, clothes dryers, and ranges/ovens

  • Prepare for likely future retrofit. Very small incremental cost at new construction
  • No direct energy savings associated with enabling measures
  • Uncertainty regarding future benefits
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Upgrade electrical panel with sufficient capacity to serve electrical equipment and appliances, and electric vehicle

Electrical panels and subpanels serving common loads in a mixed-fuel building shall have space for overcurrent protective devices and bus bars of adequate capacity to meet potential future electrical requirements

  • Prepare for possibility of electric vehicle purchase and other retrofits
  • Likely only required in older home vintages
  • No direct energy savings associated with enabling measures
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All-Electric (Energy Code Amendment)

Require all-electric new construction projects with no gas appliances or gas plumbing, through amending Part 6 of the Title 24 Building Standards Code

  • Maximum reduction in emissions
  • Uncertainty regarding existing legal challenges
  • Requires cost-effectiveness study and CEC approval
  • Requires more community outreach and education than other structures
  • Technical feasibility for some occupancies

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All-Electric (CALGreen Amendment)

Require all-electric new construction projects with no gas appliances or gas plumbing, through amending CALGreen Part 11 of the Title 24 Building Standards Code

  • Maximum reduction in emissions
  • No need for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • Uncertainty regarding existing legal challenges
  • Technical feasibility for some occupancies
  • Requires more community outreach and education than other structures

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All-Electric (Municipal Code Amendment)

Require all-electric new construction projects with no gas appliances or gas plumbing, through amending the zoning, health and safety, or other municipal code

  • Maximum reduction in emissions
  • Flexibility to adopt outside Title 24, Part 6
  • No need for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • Requires more community outreach and education than other structures
  • Uncertainty regarding existing legal challenges
  • Technical feasibility for some occupancies

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