Committee on the Environment

COTE serves as the voice of AIA architects on sustainable design, building sciences and performance. As advocates to the profession, building industry, academy, and public, COTE advances design practices that integrate built and natural systems, and that enhance both the quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

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Third Tuesday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
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Mark Kelly

Charlie Stott

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Reach Codes / Gas Bans / Electrification: What Architects Need to Know
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

A growing number of California cities have passed gas bans in new construction to help fight climate change and improve occupant health. BerkeleySan Jose, and San Francisco now require new buildings to be fully electrified with limited exceptions.

This panel conversation includes energy consultant Gina Rodda, architect Cate Leger, and sustainability consultant Amy Rider, who will answer major questions about all-electric design considerations when pursuing projects in California cities with Gas Bans and Reach Codes. Using single family residential examples, we review questions such as: “Why all-electric?”; “How to keep up with the regs?”; “What are the design considerations?”; “Where can I find resources?” and “What about the environment?” Audience Q&A is welcomed during the presentation.

Thanks to the generous support of Energy Code Ace, this program is free and open to the public.


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