All-Electric Homes and Buildings
All-Electric Homes are Integral to Fighting Climate Change
Electrifying homes and businesses is an important component of plans to reach California's greenhouse gas reduction goals. Electrification can reduce GHG emissions in homes by up to 60% in 2020 and by up to 90% in 2050 (compared to homes that use both gas and electricity). This is the only approach to home decarbonization that has been demonstrated to have results that are this significant.
Anatomy of an All-Electric Home
Residents in all-electric homes can breathe easy. Without gas stoves, they avoid the noxious indoor air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels in a closed environment.
Zero Net Energy Case Study Homes
All-electric homes that balance the energy they generate against the energy they use are considered zero net energy.
Case studies for five such homes, including floor plans and energy strategies are collected in Volume 1 of Zero Net Energy Case Study Homes, available for download here- link opens in new window, or in hard copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.