Reach Codes

Peninsula Clean Energy is supporting our municipalities to adopt building codes that will result in safer and more comfortable buildings, increase our electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and reduce our carbon footprint.
As part of this support, we are providing extensive technical assistance plus a $10,000 incentive to each city that brings reach codes to their councils.

For more information, please visit PeninsulaReachCodes.org.

Northern California Jurisdictions with Decarbonized Reach Code

California Jurisdictions with Decarbonized Reach Code

What are reach codes?

In addition to California State required building codes, cities and counties may adopt more advanced, or enhanced, building codes, which are known as reach codes.

Reach codes can provide additional health, safety and environmental benefits. They may be implemented using one of two approaches:

  • Prescriptive codes: Require one or more specific energy measures
  • Performance codes: Require a building to perform more efficiently based on accepted computer modelling and allow trade-offs between energy measures

Adoption of reach codes has been spreading throughout California.

Why establish reach codes?

Reach codes can help lower costs, improve internal air quality which can be helpful to people with certain respiratory conditions, lower the risk of fire, and reduce climate change pollution. We are working with the cities and the county to adopt codes that encourage the electrification of buildings and transportation. Through electrification, we can transition from burning natural gas and other fossil fuels to power provided by clean, carbon-free sources of electricity. As a result, residents, businesses—the entire community—benefit.

For more information including model codes, resources, how to receive funding and technical assistance, and more, please visit PeninsulaReachCodes.org.

Municipalities in California that have enacted reach codes

Alameda
Berkeley
Brisbane
Burlingame
Campbell
Cupertino
Davis
East Palo Alto
Hayward
Healdsburg
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Marin County
Menlo Park
Mill Valley
Millbrae
Milpitas
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Oakland
Ojai
Piedmont
Pacifica
Palo Alto
Redwood City
Richmond
San Francisco
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
San Mateo County
Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa
Santa Monica
Saratoga
Sunnyvale
Windsor