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The City of Sacramento is developing a pathway to transition existing buildings to carbon-free electricity by 2045. Electrification of existing buildings is a crucial step in the City’s work to achieve carbon neutrality.


A draft of the strategy was released for public review on August 17, 2023. Public comments will be accepted through December 17, 2023. Staff anticipate brining the final strategy to Planning and Design Commission and City Council in Spring 2024, following adoption of the General Plan and the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.

provide your feedback on the strategy

You can view public comments received thus far and add your comments to an interactive copy of the draft strategy here: 

Public Review Draft Existing Building Electrification Strategy

You can also download a PDF of the Strategy and submit your comments via email to

Download a PDF of the Strategy HERE


On June 1, 2021, the Sacramento City Council adopted a framework for existing building electrification (Resolution No. 2021-0166). The framework defines the timeline and objectives for developing a strategy to transition Sacramento’s existing buildings to electricity by 2045. The framework prioritizes engaging with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to plan an equitable transition, with a focus on historically marginalized communities of color, low-income communities, and small businesses. 



In June 2020, the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) released its final recommendations for the City of Sacramento and City of West Sacramento to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The recommendations included requiring new construction to be all-electric, in addition to transitioning 25% of existing residential and small commercial buildings to all electric by 2030, and 100% of existing buildings by 2045. In August 2020, the Sacramento City Council embraced the MCCC’s recommendations and directed staff to develop an ordinance for electrification of new construction and a strategy for existing building electrification, with a focus on under-resourced communities. In January 2021, City Council committed to building electrification as a key strategy for the 2040 General Plan and Climate Action and Adaptation Plan update.  

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November 07, 2023 Public Review Draft Existing Building Electrification Strategy Informational Webinar (single-unit and multi-unit residential focus)

November 02, 2023 Public Review Draft Existing Building Electrification Strategy Informational Webinar (commercial non-residential and large multi-unit residential focus)

August 24, 2023 Planning and Design Commission Meeting

 March 1, 2023 Residential Building Electrification Workshop

March 8, 2023 Commercial Building Electrification Workshop


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