Accelerating Equitable Building Electrification in San Diego

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Building electrification is essential to meeting the ambitious climate goals in the San Diego region, improving air quality in our homes, protecting public health, and reducing housing costs.

SDBEC supports policies that require any new construction be all-electric and a just transition for impacted workers. It is critical to center equity in the transition to all-electric buildings so that communities of concern benefit from local investments and job creation.

Through education, organization, technical support, and outreach SDBEC seeks to engage with residents and businesses to prevent the burning of fossil fuels which are hazardous to our health and the planet.

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Councilmember Mosca and Mayor Blakespear

Electrification Wins!

Encinitas Leads the Region on Building Electrification!

On September 22, 2021, the Encinitas City Council unanimously approved an all-electric ordinance for new construction. Encinitas is the first in San Diego County and 50th in California to do this.

City of Solana Beach

Solana Beach City Council Approves Building Electrification!

On December 8, 2021, the Solana Beach City Council passed a Building Electrification ordinance for both new construction and major remodels, becoming the 52nd in California.

Need additional info about all-electric buildings?

Read our FAQs to learn more about the basics of building electrification.

Still want to learn more about how to electrify?

Join us in one of our upcoming events or webinars.

Ready to electrify your home? Clean Energy Connection can connect you with contractors and incentives in your area.


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Free program offered by the San Diego Green Building Council

Librarian Carl Adkins interviews San Diego Building Electrification Coalition co-chair Kelly Lyndon to show “How-to Electrify Your Home” as part of the library’s 2023 How-To Festival.

Our Coalition Members
San Diego Sunrise Movement
Sierra Club San Diego Chapter
San Diego Green New Deal Alliance
Stay Cool for Grandkids
Green New Deal at UCSD
Center for Community Energy
San Diego 350
The Climate Reality Project San Diego Chapter
North County Climate Change Alliance
Clean Earth 4 Kids

League of Women Voters of San Diego
Build Smart
Climate Justice First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
Surfrider Foundation San Diego County

San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego Learn
Move Faster
Redwood Energy
Emerald Keepers
Brevian Energy
Mothers Out Front California