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SR Council Considers Requirement for New Homes

Santa Rosa Council Considers Requirement for New Homes to be Independent of Natural Gas

The Press Democrat | November 10, 2018
By Will Schmitt

Santa Rosa may soon require that new homes be equipped to operate without natural gas, a shift city leaders hope could cut carbon emissions and lend momentum to green-building designs gaining favor after last year’s destructive wildfires.

The City Council late last month directed staff members to research and draft an “all-electric-ready” ordinance that would require new construction to be wired so homes could do without natural gas service. Going all-electric would be up to individual property owners.

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