Building Electrification

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.
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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 $125,000 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 launched January 22, 2021 and is open until funds are fully reserved

New Construction Electrification Grant Program – Developer Incentive Track

 

      • With nearly $2.1 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 launched January 22, 2021 and is open for 45 days

Reach Code Incentive Program

 

      • 3CE is offering a onetime incentive payment of $15,000 to 3CE member jurisdictions to offset staff costs associated with the adoption of a reach code ordinance
      • Program launches May 29, 2020

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

Programs Under Development:

 
      • 3CE is excited to receive feedback from its customers about what electrification projects are important to them in order to produce even more meaningful and impactful building electrification energy programs
      • Stay tuned…