California takes bold steps to make electricity the fuel of choice for new buildings

Published by Canary Media: California has become the first state in the U.S. to pass building codes to make all-electric heating and appliances the default choice for newly built homes. It’s a win for advocates of limiting natural gas use in California’s buildings — and a potential precedent for other states to follow. To put California’s innovations to use outside its borders, RMI is working with New Buildings Institute, a nonprofit developing model building electrification codes for states and local governments.


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