Electrifying Our Built Environment
Bringing MBCP 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 MBCP 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 MBCP’s energy programs.
Making the switch
MBCP’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:
Reach Code Incentive Program
MBCP is offering a onetime incentive payment of $15,000 to MBCP 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