Switch your appliances—such as furnaces, water heaters, stoves, and clothes dryers—from gas to electric to improve the health and safety of your home and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Building electrification is the substitution of gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters, cooking ranges, dryers, etc.) with clean, safe, and highly efficient all-electric alternatives in a way that results in improved indoor air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and more grid resiliency. Find resources on this page to help you transition to electric appliances in your home.
Berkeley is supporting the transition to building electrification through green building requirements, including:
- Prohibiting natural gas infrastructure in new buildings of all types
- Local amendments to the California Energy Code
Learn more about the City of Berkeley’s vision for building electrification in the Existing Buildings Electrification Strategy.
Find consumer resources, incentives and free technical support for your home, business or multifamily building.
- BayREN Single Family Homeowners offers rebates and free technical support
- East Bay Community Energy Residential Programs offer money saving programs
- Learn more about electrification at the Switch is On
- Find Federal tax credits for rooftop solar, electric appliances, and more at Clean Energy For All
- View recordings from the East Bay Green Home Tours
- Replace your gas water heater with a Heat Pump Water Heater
- Borrow a portable induction hob from the Berkeley Tool Lending Library or East Bay Community Energy Induction Cooktop Lending Program and discover for yourself the joys of induction cooking
- BayREN Business offers incentives for energy efficient HVAC, refrigeration, LED lighting, water heating, envelope improvements and more
- East Bay Community Energy Business Programs offer money saving programs
- BayREN Multifamily Property Owners offers generous rebates and no-cost financing to upgrade your building’s energy and water efficiency