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.

Request Support

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

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

Jeff Wegner, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Alternative Energy Solutions Subject Expert

Shawn Oram, PE, LEED AP

Director of Engineering

Richard Young

Senior Program Manager and Director of Education
Frontier Energy

Susie See, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal and Lead Electrical Engineer

Sean Armstrong

Redwood Energy


Engineering Discipline Leader

David Kaneda, PE, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Principal and Thought Leader
IDeAs Consulting

Farhad Farahmand, PE, LEED AP

Associate Director, Energy Policy
TRC Companies

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

Past Event Recordings

Developer and Designer Roundtables

Developers and designers participated in online discussions of general building electrification strategies, individual technology design, and successful implementation practices. View the recordings below.

Contractor Technical Trainings

These technical trainings help prepare contractors for the rapidly growing wave of all-electric construction as new incentives and local requirements encourage all-electric installs. The below trainings cover design, commissioning, homeowner education, and incentive opportunities.


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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