Reach Codes / Gas Bans / Electrification: What Architects Need to Know (1.5 LU | HSW)
A growing number of California cities have passed gas bans in new construction to help fight climate change and improve occupant health. Berkeley, San Jose, and San Francisco now require new buildings to be fully electrified with limited exceptions.
This panel conversation includes energy consultant Gina Rodda, architect Cate Leger, and sustainability consultant Amy Rider, who will answer major questions about all-electric design considerations when pursuing projects in California cities with Gas Bans and Reach Codes. Using single family residential examples, we will review questions such as: “Why all-electric?”; “How to keep up with the regs?”; “What are the design considerations?”; “Where can I find resources?” and “What about the environment?” Audience Q&A is welcomed during the presentation.
Thanks to the generous support of Energy Code Ace, registration for this program is free and open to the public.
- Understand why California cities are adopting gas bans and Reach Codes limiting use of natural gas in new construction.
- Identify which building features support an all-electric design, and which support a mixed-fuel design.
- Locate tools and resources that help a designer stay up to speed on gas bans, Reach Codes, and design options supporting all-electric designs.
- Evaluate if your project’s carbon footprint goals, including concerns around refrigeration, are in line with California carbon neutrality potential future legislation.