Studies by many organizations are showing the health and economic benefits of all-electric homes.
The Rocky Mountain institute recently issued a report (HERE) based on detailed energy and financial analysis, and found that all-electric homes are more cost-effective in every city studied. In most of the cities, they were less expensive to build, and in all of the cities they were less expensive to operate.
I know this seems counter-intuitive, but new technologies are making it every more possible.
The County of Marin has passed an Energy Reach Code, making it easier to build an all-electric house in Marin County easier than building a mixed-fuel house. They did so after completing an exhaustive cost-benefit study that showed that the all-electric homes are more cost-effective in Marin than mixed-fuel homes.
The County has asked that all jurisdictions in the County follow suit, to make it easier for builders in the County with only one set of rules. So far, Mill Valley and San Anselmo have followed the lead of the County.
In Fairfax we build very few new homes each year, so this kind of requirement will not impact most people. But, it will be a significant step towards County unity and towards our goal.
We in Fairfax have set the most aggressive Climate Goal in the County - to become Carbon Neutral by 2030. Doing so will not be easy, but we can do it if we choose to come together and build a better, more cost-effective world.
Please join us and let's talk about how we can do this. Together, we can.
or Here: https://mazzetti.zoom.us/j/96303584336?from=msft
Meeting ID: 963 0358 4336