About the Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan
The Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan(PDF, 4MB) lays out the process for shifting natural gas use in existing buildings toward clean, energy efficient all-electric buildings in accordance with the City’s climate and equity goals. The plan provides a phased approach that includes new policies and programs, financing options, expanded rebates, and community education and outreach. The plan will align with other citywide efforts to create affordable, safe, healthy and resilient housing and prepare the City to leverage grants and funds as they become available. The plan was adopted by the City Council on January 17, 2023 (staff report).
Visit the FAQ page for frequently asked questions about Alameda's Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan and the building decarbonization process.
Electric New Buildings and Substantial Alterations Ordinance - 2022 Update
In 2021, the City Council passed the all-electric new buildings reach code, fulfilling a key CARP objective. In December 2022, City Council approved an update to the reach code to align with the 2022 California Building Code update and include substantial alterations and additions.
2022 All-Electric New Buildings and Substantial Alterations Reach Code Overview