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East Bay Electrification Expo
Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Want to leave natural gas behind and electrify your home to help restore a healthy climate? Homes and buildings are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Because of cleaner electricity in California and improved electric heating technologies, we can vastly reduce our carbon footprint by getting off natural gas in our homes and electrifying everything.
Come to the East Bay Electrification Expo and learn more about induction cooktops and super-efficient heat pump water heaters and space heating/cooling systems. Talk with local residents who are electrifying homes and apartments, and meet local contractors installing all-electric appliances. There will be workshops for renters, homeowners, and building professionals.
In the past we learned that natural gas heating and appliances have lower environmental impacts than electric ones, but this is no longer the case. The dramatic increase of renewables supplying electricity and the development of electric heat pump technologies for space and water heating, which are more than three times as efficient as their gas equivalents, have turned this balance around. If the significant fugitive emissions from gas infrastructure and indoor air quality impacts are added to the equation, the scale definitely tips in favor of all-electric buildings. All-electric homes, even without solar panels, can produce substantially fewer GHGs than natural gas-powered ones.
The Expo is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for the workshops, as seating is limited. Sign up soon: space is going fast!
Hosted by the Ecology Center, StopWaste and the City of Berkeley, with the generous support of BayREN.