Equitable Electrification Analysis for Existing Buildings in Richmond, CA

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Over a 12-month period beginning in July 2022, NREL coordinated with a coalition of staff from the City of Richmond and local community organizations to develop and conduct a city-wide building energy use analysis and develop and assess the impacts of various approaches to electrifying and improving energy efficiency of all existing residential and commercial buildings within the city limits. Building on data available through NREL's ResStock™ and ComStock™ analysis tools, the authors looked at potential modeled impacts of building envelope and electrification upgrades on five indicators identified by the community coalition: building energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, utility bill charges and cost-effectiveness, employment impacts, and health and safety impacts. This report summarizes the findings of that research and analysis.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages90
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-86954

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102023-6039


  • building electrification
  • California
  • employment
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • Richmond
  • utility bills


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