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.
Gas Prohibition Court Decision: The City of Berkeley’s ordinance on the prohibition of natural gas infrastructure in new buildings remains in effect after a Ninth Circuit Court ruling on April 17, 2023. The litigation challenging the ordinance is still in its early stages. No injunction or stay of the ordinance was issued.
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 at Financing Green Building Improvements.
- Switch is On is a great starting place to learn about home electrification. Switch is On provides free technical assistance to answer your questions about heat pumps, solar, and battery storage. Switch is On also provides a contractor database and a comprehensive incentive finder.
- Visit Rewiring America’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Savings Calculator and discover tax credits for going electric. Find resources for renters, and learn how you can electrify your home without upgrading your electric panel.
- Find inspiration and resources to electrify your home by viewing recordings from the East Bay Green Home Tours.
- 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.