Electrification Technical Assistance Program

The Electrification Technical Assistance Program provides extensive free technical assistance to architects, builders, developers, design engineers, contractors, and energy consultants to learn about all-electric building technologies and electric vehicle infrastructure.

The program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting new construction or retrofits, affordable or market-rate housing, and small or large projects to learn the latest techniques to meet new and emerging requirements and deliver safer, healthier buildings.

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The following support is available to support electrification measures in building projects, including electric vehicle infrastructure:

  • Recommended design approaches
  • Design guide resources
  • Energy model peer review
  • Feasibility and performance analysis

Additional support is available to affordable housing projects:

  • Design charrette facilitation
  • Owner Project Requirements (OPR) or Request for Proposal (RFP) language adjustments
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Measurement and verification plan scoping
Get started today by filling out the online form

You may also call 650-429-8910 for a direct line to one of our technical experts. After a brief consultation with one of our experts, your project may enroll in the program by completing a Participation Agreement.

Once enrolled, you will receive support from one or more of our world-class experts in all-electric design. Please learn more about their deep expertise and decades of experience below.

Nick Young, PHI, BPI

Senior Project Manager
Association for Energy Affordability

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Jeff Wegner, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Alternative Energy Solutions Subject Expert

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Blake Herrschaft, PE, LEED AP

Senior Engineer

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Shawn Oram, PE, LEED AP

Director of Engineering

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John Kalb

Founder and President
EV Charging Pros

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Richard Young

Senior Program Manager and Director of Education
Frontier Energy

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Ted Tiffany, LEED AP BD+C, CEA

Director of Sustainability
Guttmann & Blaevoet

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Andrea Traber, AIA, LEED Fellow

Managing Principal
Integral Group

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Susie See, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal and Lead Electrical Engineer

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Sean Armstrong

Redwood Energy

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Engineering Discipline Leader

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Farhad Farahmand, PE, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager
TRC Companies

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Contact our technical experts today to request basic or in-depth project assistance by filling out the online form.

Upcoming Events

Developer and Designer Roundtables

Developers and designers are invited to join us for online discussions of general building electrification strategies, individual technology design, and successful implementation practices.

Previous Events:

  • Q3 2020: Low-Rise Residential HVAC – Domestic Hot Water
  • Q4 2020: High-Rise Multifamily – Domestic Hot Water
  • Q1 2021: Non-Residential and High-Rise Multifamily – Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Coming Soon:

  • Q3 2021: Nonresidential and High-Rise Multifamily – HVAC
  • Q4 2021: Nonresidential and High-Rise Multifamily – Restaurants
  • Q1 2022: Low-Rise Residential – HVAC and Domestic Hot Water
  • Q2 2022: High-Rise Multifamily – Domestic Hot Water

Contractor Technical Trainings

Join us for technical trainings on all-electric topics! These trainings will prepare contractors for the rapidly growing wave of all-electric construction as new incentives and local requirements encourage all-electric installs.  We invite contractors to attend our no-cost technical trainings covering design, commissioning, homeowner education, and incentive opportunities.

Previous Events:

  • Q3 2020: Heat Pump Water Heaters Training
  • Q1 2021: Variable Capacity Heat Pumps
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Building industry members who would like guidance on electrification of energy-consuming building systems are eligible for free technical assistance through the program.

  • New construction or retrofits
  • Market rate or affordable housing
  • Residential or nonresidential occupancies
  • Space heating, water heating, and other non-industrial appliances (e.g., cooking, clothes drying, and pool & spa heaters)
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Campus systems
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Building owners
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Design engineers
  • Energy consultants
  • Facility managers
  • Residents

Program Resources

Please see below for a list of resources to support building electrification and EV charging infrastructure projects.

All-Electric New Construction Guide

Single Family Construction

Multifamily Construction

Commercial Construction

EV Charging Infrastructure

Case Studies

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As energy providers increasingly offer carbon-free electricity, electrification transitions buildings and vehicles away from fossil fuels – like natural gas and oil – to GHG-free electricity. Building electrification means that the building designs would use all-electric appliances for space heating, water heating, clothes-drying, and cooking (with exceptions when needed). Vehicle electrification means that buildings provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure at parking spaces.

Eliminating the use of natural gas in buildings and vehicles reduces local air pollution, improves public health, and helps our communities reach our climate goals. All-electric buildings are safer to live in and are cost-effective in many scenarios, especially during new construction. Please visit our FAQ or submit a request for assistance with your project to learn more.

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