Building Electrification: Climate, Health, Equity

RESOURCES & ORGANIZATIONS

Please note, this list is constantly evolving as we learn about new resources. There are many wonderful organizations working on building decarbonization and related issues. If you would like to suggest a resource to be added here, please email info@sfbaypsr.org.

RESOURCES LIST: CLICK HERE to download a list of 100 plus building electrification and health harms of gas appliances resources.

(Thank you SF Bay PSR Intern Alma Hernandez!)

HERE are KEY RESOURCES to get you started:

HEALTH

PSR National: PSR Gas Stove Pollution Fact Sheet_April2022
PSR National & SF Bay PSR: The Climate and Health Risks of Hydrogen/Methane Blending in our Homes Fact Sheet
SF Bay PSR: Health Harms of Gas Stoves Patient Brochure (Thank you Andrea Eckstein Gara!)
PSR, Los Angeles: The Health Implications of Indoor Air Pollution, Electrification, and Decarbonization
RMI: All Electrical Homes: A Health Professional’s Guide, a Toolkit, thank you RMI!
REPORT: Gas Stoves: Health and Air Quality Impacts and Solutions, a report from Mothers Out Front, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club and Rocky Mountain Institute
Menlo Spark: Ten Truths about Natural Gas

EQUITY, ENERGY DEMOCRACY, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Local Clean Energy Alliance Resources
PODER: Climate Equity & Community Engagement in Building Electrification Toolkit
Emerald Cities Collaborative Resources: a national nonprofits working on a just transition to a green economy
350 Bay Area: Decarbonize Buildings Policy Activism
PSR, Los Angeles: Air & Climate Justice Programs
Greenlining Institute: Equitable Building Electrification: A Framework for Powering Resilient Communities
East Bay Clean Power Alliance
BOOK: Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

YOUR HOME

The Costs and Savings of going All-Electric Infographic
Professional Chefs Love Cooking with Induction
Menlo Spark: Resources for Fossil Free Homes
Fossil Free Buildings
Electric Kitchens: Now We’re Cooking
The Ecology Center: Ecohouse Resources
The Ecology Center: Air Quality in the Home Factsheet
An In-depth Guide for Window Heat Pumps
California Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
Peninsula Clean Energy: All-Electric Homes Resources

STUDIES

YALE: Pollitt Lab: Studying what environmental chemicals are you exposed to via air pollution
UCLA School of Public Health Study: Effects of residential Gas Appliances on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Public Health in California
UCLA and this interactive story map
EMORY: This study links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially NO2, to death from COVID-19
STANFORD News: Stanford scientists find the climate and health impacts of natural gas stoves are greater than previously thought

What is happening in CALIFORNIA?

MORE RMI RESOURCES:
Why Is Indoor Air Pollution Largely Unregulated?
Three Key Takeaways from California’s First Workshop on Health Impacts of Gas Stoves
California Can’t Wait on All-Electric New Building Code
Blackouts and California’s Clean Energy Transition

Scientific American: California is Closing the Door to Gas in New Homes

Earth Justice, SF Bay PSR, Climate Health Now: Amicus brief filed in the 9th Circuit supporting Berkeley’s ordinance on new gas hookups, and spelling out the public health dangers of gas appliance use. Filed by Earth Justice with help from SF Bay PSR and Climate Health Now.

California Environmental Justice Alliance on California’s 2022 Climate Action (Scoping) Plan

EVENTS

WATCH HERE our 2022 event, Building Electrification: Climate, Health, Equity, broadcast on April 27, 2022, a two-hour special on the health harms of gas appliances and the benefits of electric homes to health and the environment, featuring Emma Hines of RMI; Jessica Guadalupe Tovar of Local Clean Energy Alliance; Krystal Pollitt of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale; and Zach Williams of PSR National

WATCH HERE our 2021 event, Electrification of Buildings: Climate, Health, Justice, broadcast on April 28, 2021, featuring Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark; Brady Seals of RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings program; and Antonio Díaz of PODER—People Organizing to Demand Economic and Environmental Right.