Get Ready for 2020: Electrification for Residential Architects and Builders (1.5 LU)
The future of home-building is electrification: ditching natural gas and powering our homes with electricity from an ever-cleaner grid. Homes and buildings are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Oakland and Berkeley. To combat climate change, over 50 cities in California are poised to phase out natural gas using mandates and strong incentives.
Join us for a free workshop covering the nuts and bolts of electrifying East Bay housing. This event will feature:
- Equipment and strategies that save time and money on all-electric projects
- Case studies of local, all-electric new homes, remodels and ADUs
- Rebates and incentives for electrification
- How local natural gas moratoriums and new 2020 electrification building codes will affect residential projects
This event is free and open to the public, though focused primarily for home & ADU builders, subcontractors, designers and architects. It is coordinated by the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition Electrification Working Group and the AIAEB Committee on the Environment.
This workshop is an alternative event to the ‘Get Ready for 2020 Electrification for Home Builders and Designers’ that was hosted on November 5, 2019 in Berkeley. Resource guides for electrification also are available at the Ecology Center website
Amy Kiser and Tom Graly: Co-leaders, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Electrification Working Group
Cate Leger: Architect, Leger Wanaselja Architecture
Dan Johnson: Sustainability Architect Leader, Beyond Efficiency
Daniel Hamilton: Sustainability Program Manager, City of Oakland (TBD – tentative)
Keith O’Hara: Owner, Eco Performance Builders
Mercedes Corbell: Architect, Studio Saha
Sarah Moore: Sustainability Project Manager, City of Berkeley