Are there exemptions to the All-Electric Building Ordinance?

Yes, the following are not subject to the All-Electric Requirements

  • Existing Buildings Not Subject to All-Electric Requirement
    The ordinance does not pertain to any additions, alterations or tenant improvements to any existing buildings, including any attached accessory dwelling units.  Additionally, it does not preclude anyone from installing natural gas for any existing buildings, including other allowed ancillary uses to existing buildings, such as pools, spas, or other similar outdoor equipment.
  • Backup Power
    The ordinance does not prohibit the use of emergency backup power sources, such as generators, that may be fossil-fuel operated. 
  • Vested Rights
    The ordinance exempts some development projects that have obtained an approved vesting tentative map, development agreement, or other vested right pursuant to applicable law, prior to the operative date (June 1, 2022) of the ordinance.

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1. I am currently filing for a building permit. How does it affect my building project?
2. Does this ordinance apply to building remodel activities?
3. Is my project subject to the all-electric ordinance requirement if my project has both retail and restaurant uses proposed?
4. My project is proposing to include emergency backup power. Is the backup power required to be all-electric?
5. Am I allowed to include solar/thermal heating features in my project?
6. Are there exemptions to the All-Electric Building Ordinance?
7. My project proposal includes a pool. Does the pool need to be all-electric?