Do all-electric buildings cost more?

Generally, for most building types, all-electric buildings are less costly to build. The service and piping for natural gas infrastructure is often more expensive than installing a building with all-electric equipment.

The California Statewide Reach Code Program has prepared cost effectiveness reports. View the reports on the California Reach Code website

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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?