What is an all-electric building?

The Ordinance defines an all-electric building as a building that has no natural gas or propane plumbing installed within the building, and that uses electricity as the sole source of energy for its space heating (including heating of all indoor and outdoor spaces of the building), water heating (including heating of indoor and outdoor pools and spas), cooking appliances, and clothes drying appliances. An all-electric building may utilize solar thermal pool heating.

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1. What are the benefits of adopting an all-electric new construction ordinance?
2. What building types would the ordinance apply to?
3. What is an all-electric building?
4. Do all-electric buildings cost more?
5. Is Contra Costa County the only jurisdiction that’s adopted an all-electric building ordinance like this?
6. Is there enough electricity supply to support new all-electric buildings?
7. Won’t all-electric buildings be more vulnerable to Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events?