Stanford Shopping Center Gas Utility Service Connection Update
Published on May 16, 2023
Community Update on the Stanford Shopping Center Gas Utility Connection
Building EE at the Stanford Mall is a unique situation, where parts of the project were built or under construction when the City’s all-electric new construction rule went into effect. Due to the years-long planning effort which started in 2019, three years before the City adopted the all-electric requirement, the City and the Mall have agreed that this one project should be able to proceed with gas service consistent with the long-established project plans. Go here for the settlement agreement.(PDF, 444KB)
Except for this one-off situation, Palo Alto’s all-electric requirement is being implemented for all new projects and substantial remodels. Building electrification is critical to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Electric appliances and building systems provide clean and healthy environments in homes and businesses and in many respects, the new technologies perform better than the gas-emitting appliances they are replacing.
For resources to go electric at home, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/goelectric and for business electrification rebates and assistance, go here: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/Electrification