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EXPO ABOUT SWITCHING TO MORE ELECTRIC, CLEAN POWER IN HOMES
Renters, Homeowners and Building Professionals can learn more

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, January 29, 2019) - Come learn how you can fight climate change with a clean energy home at a February 7 event highlighting the benefits of all-electric buildings that shift away from natural gas for power and appliances.

At the Electrification Expo, you can attend workshops, talk to local residents who are electrifying their homes or apartments, see ultra-efficient electric appliances, and meet experienced contractors.

East Bay Electrification Expo 
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, by Ashby BART
Thursday, February 7

  • 3:00-8:00pm: view demos, talk to contractors, architects, residents and manufacturers 
  • 3:30-5:00pm: Building Professional Workshop (plumbers, electricians, contractors, architects, HVAC installers)
  • 6:00-7:30pm Renter & Homeowner Workshop

Please RSVP online

 Electrifying our buildings is a key strategy of Berkeley's voter-inspired Climate Action Plan goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Natural gas usage in homes and buildings is the second largest source of emissions in Berkeley.

Berkeley's electricity is cleaner than ever. Our community's local electricity supplier as of November, East Bay Community Energy, now provides clean electricity sourced from renewable solar and wind, and carbon-free hydropower. We can dramatically reduce emissions by phasing natural gas out of our buildings and switching over to clean electric-powered appliances.  

At the Expo you can watch induction cooktop demos, and see super-efficient heat-pump technology that powers water heaters and space heating and cooling systems to replace traditional gas-powered furnaces and air conditioners.  You will also see smaller, low-cost, all-electric kitchen and home appliances that anyone, even renters, can use to reduce emissions from their home. 

All-electric homes are not only green, they are safer and healthier. With electric appliances you don't have to worry about possible explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning that are associated with burning gas indoors when you run your stove, oven, water heater or furnace. Electrifying your home not only reduces your carbon footprint, but it also improves your indoor air quality.

The City's Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, Ecology Center and StopWaste are hosting the Expo, with generous funding from BayREN.  Several neighboring cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and numerous local organizations are supporting the event.  

This event supports the City of Berkeley's Strategic Plan goal of being a global leader in addressing climate change, advancing environmental justice, and protecting the environment.  Join us at the Expo to find the motivation, resources, and access to professionals to help you make the switch to a clean energy home.

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