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Every three years the California Energy Commission updates the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Parts 6 and 11), which aims to keep residential and commercial buildings efficient. As of now, the standards are not promoting all-electric buildings. Though buildings contribute 25 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, the updates within Title 24 are not prioritizing electrification. 

We are currently nearing the end of the 45-day comment period before the new standards enter the adoption process. Now is the time to submit your comments telling the Energy Commission that these new building standards should work to phase out fossil fuel and natural gas use, leading California toward an all-electric building future. 

Mandates for all-electric buildings while phasing out of fossil gas is a key component of Climate-Safe California, The Climate Center’s platform for the state to achieve net-negative emissions by 2030. 

Your comments today could help secure this goal. Comments are due Monday, June 21 at 5pm.