Building Decarbonization

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.

Visit the FAQ page for frequently asked questions about Alameda's Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan and the building decarbonization process.

Plan Adoption

The plan was recommended for City Council adoption with edits by the Planning Board on September 12th and by the Public Utilities Board on September 19th. The Plan will be considered by the City Council on January 17, 2023 (Item 7-B).

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(PDF, 134KB)

Multi-Family Building Systems Survey

The City of Alameda conducted a survey in July 2022 to better understand barriers and opportunities for electrification and decarbonization of multi-family residential buildings in Alameda. This understanding will allow the City to provide better support for multifamily building owners and ease the process of decarbonization. The survey was sent to all building owners and managers in Alameda registered through the Alameda Rent Program. A total of 41 owners and managers responded to the survey and their answers and responses are summarized in the summary report.

Multi-Family Building Systems Survey - Summary Report(PDF, 2MB)

Visit the FAQ page for frequently asked questions about Alameda's Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan and the building decarbonization process.

AMP rebates and BayREN incentives are available to help you make your home efficient and all electric! 

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Our Sustainable Home site offers provides information and guides on how to make your home energy efficient and all electric. 

Visit the Sustainable Home: Energy Efficiency and Electrification Site