The performance of existing buildings in South San Francisco is improved.
To reduce energy and water use in existing buildings, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs.
Policy CP-4.1: Establish efficiency upgrade programs.
Establish an energy and water efficiency upgrade program for existing buildings, focusing resources on the most disadvantaged communities.
Action CP-4.1.1: Energy audits for homes and businesses.
Work with Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Energy Upgrade to provide free to low-cost energy audits.
Action CP-4.1.2: Adopt Commercial Benchmarking ordinance.
Adopt energy and water benchmarking ordinance for commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet to empower owners to control utility costs.
Action CP-4.1.3: Retrocommissioning partnership.
Work with PG&E to expand deep retrofit and retrocommissioning programs in South San Francisco.
Policy CP-4.2: Prepare a Building Electrification Plan.
Develop a date certain, phased-in Existing Building Electrification Plan to retrofit existing homes and businesses to all electric.
Action CP-4.2.1: Require electric panel upgrade at point of sale.
Adopt an ordinance that requires electric panel upgrades upon sale and/or rental turnover.
Action CP-4.2.2: Adopt Burnout Ordinance.
Adopt a Burnout Ordinance that requires a gas appliance (e.g., stove or furnace) be replaced with an electric version when it stops working.