Electrifying Our Built Environment
Bringing 3CE benefits close to home
Next to transportation, the buildings where we work and live are some of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Even though 3CE service supports electricity generated exclusively from carbon-free sources, most buildings rely heavily on natural gas – especially in the commercial and industrial sectors.
Across the Central Coast, homes and businesses are primarily heated and supported by natural gas followed closely by propane. Close to 1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases are emitted from the built environment each year and customers spend almost $450 million dollars heating their homes, water and cooking meals.
Every therm or unit of fossil fuels that is converted to electricity will support the local economy and help add more funding to 3CE’s energy programs.
Making the switch
3CE’s Building Energy Programs assist new and existing buildings with the transition from fossil fuels like natural gas, to clean and renewable energy sources.
Building Electrification Programs:
New Construction Electrification Grant Program – Homeowner Rebuild Track
With over $2.2 million in funding, 3CE’s New Construction Electrification Program supports housing developers and wildfire impacted homeowners to build clean all-electric homes. The grant program has two tracks – one for developers of new housing projects, and another for homeowners impacted by the 2020 wildfire season in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.
Program launches January 22, 2021 and is open until funds are fully reserved
New Construction Electrification Grant Program – Developer Incentive Track
Program launches January 22, 2021 and is open for 45 days
Multi-Unit Developer (MUD) Electrification Grant Program
This grant program is aimed at accelerating the construction of new all-electric housing to decrease reliance on fossil fuels such as natural gas by incentivizing Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) housing developers to build all-electric housing
Program launches May 25, 2020