Won’t this add costs and make it more difficult to build housing?

Efficient, electric design can typically save building costs for new low rise residential. Compared to a mixed fuel home, building all-electric can typically save $6,171 per single family home and $3,361 for multifamily.2 Building all-electric has substantial cost savings for avoided natural gas infrastructure and all-electric appliances have a negligible impact on installation costs as compared to gas appliances.

[2] 2019 Cost-effectiveness Study: Low-Rise Residential New Construction. July 17, 2019. California Energy Codes and Standards Program.

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1. Why is the City going beyond what the State is requiring when the new energy code already has a large increase in energy requirements?
2. What are the advantages to all-electric buildings?
3. What are the potential drawbacks of an all-electric building?
4. Are all-electric buildings viable today?
5. What happens to electric water heaters and induction cooktops when the power goes out? Isn’t it better to have a gas stove to be able to cook meals and a gas water heater to have hot water?
6. Won’t this add costs and make it more difficult to build housing?
7. How do construction costs compare?
8. How does the life cycle cost compare?
9. Why the focus on new residential construction?
10. How reliable is the electric grid as compared to natural gas pipelines?
11. Will you take my gas stove away?
12. What is this electric induction cooking all about?
13. Can a heat pump water heater match the performance of a gas system?
14. Will the heat pump water heater need to be supplemented by electric resistance?
15. Doesn’t electricity produce emissions as well? What will these buildings run on when the sun goes down?
16. What about adding more electricity to the grid?
17. Does this affect smart meter opt out?
18. Is it harder to sell an all-electric house?