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.

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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
阿瑟顿
贝尔蒙特
Berkeley
布里斯班
伯灵盖姆
Campbell
Cupertino
Davis
达利城
东帕洛阿尔托
Hayward
Healdsburg
晓峰
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Marin County
门洛帕克
Mill Valley
米尔布雷
Milpitas
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Oakland
Ojai
Piedmont
太平洋
Palo Alto
红木城
Richmond
San Francisco
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
圣马特奥
圣马特奥县
Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa
Santa Monica
Saratoga
南旧金山
Sunnyvale
Windsor