All new construction must use electric appliances
Gas piping systems are not permitted in new buildings. All indoor and outdoor space-conditioning, water heating, cooking, lighting, and clothes drying systems must be all-electric. All-electric buildings must permanently remain all-electric.
There are all-electric buildings of all sizes and uses in San Francisco today. If your project team has concerns about technical feasibility, review Administrative Bulletin 112 to understand when a third party all-electric feasibility reviewer can help. Email us at email@example.com for a list of approved reviewers.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors in November 2020 adopted the All-Electric New Construction Ordinance. The ordinance applies to all new buildings, both residential and non-residential, that applied for initial building permits on or after June 1, 2021. In such buildings, all indoor and outdoor space-conditioning, water heating, cooking, and clothes drying systems must be all-electric. The ordinance prohibits installation of infrastructure, piping systems, or piping for distribution of natural gas or propane to such uses. The ordinance allows limited installation of gas piping systems for commercial food preparation, and in isolated cases if building all-electric is determined to be physically or technically infeasible after all other options are exhausted. The ordinance does not impact additions or alterations to existing buildings with natural gas piping systems. The ordinance prohibits retrofitting all-electric buildings with gas piping systems.