Residents with new homes in 2023 in Marin County, CA will do their cooking with electric appliances after the Board of Supervisors in November voted to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings. 


The county, a peninsula sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, is expected to adopt Ordinance No. 3776 in January. The act amends Marin’s program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, building code and requirements for electric vehicle (EV) accommodations. 

The rules go beyond the California’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which set a minimum standard for all new residential projects to include either electric space heating or electric water heating. 

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