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Reach codes

From: domainremoved <Judy>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:54:23 -0700

Dear members of the City Council,

Thank you for proposing Reach Codes for our city. Requiring higher lievels of electrification for new buildings, and, eventually, existing ones, is hugely important, not only for their direct material benefit but for the example to other cities in California and the U.S.

All-electric buildings are cheaper to construct; they prevent the risk of indoor air pollution that can be caused by gas heating and appliances, eliminate the risk of fire from leaky pipes, and emit far less carbon to the atmosphere.

If one city adopts these reach codes, businesses will take notice and start developing appliances that can easily be retrofitted in existing homes that are not fully electrified.

Reducing carbon emissions is, I firmly believe, the most important issue we face today. Our very existence depends on it. Until recently, I didn’t know that gas appliances emit more carbon that electric ones, since our state’s electricity comes largely from renewable resources. I will try to persuade my family members to replace any failing gas appliance with an electrical one, and I am hoping to persuade you to adopt the Reach codes as well!

Many thanks for all the good work you are already doing.

Sincerely,

Judy Windt
239 Elliott Drive
Menlo Park
 
Received on Mon Aug 26 2019 - 19:47:08 PDT

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