Building Electrification for Contractors and Jobseekers

Last updated: October 26, 2023

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Electrician in the field working on HVAC system
Electrician in the field working on HVAC system


NEW! Monthly Workshops at BIG-O Coworking Space

Come enjoy a fun evening with interesting speakers, engaging conversation, and light refreshments! On the first Thursday of every month, the BIG-O and the City of Oakland are co-hosting a workshop for building industry professionals focused on electrifying buildings. What are the latest technologies available to efficiently electrify key building systems? How is collaboration across disciplines changing as Oakland and all of California transition away from gas? How do you navigate the growing number of resources, rebates, and best practices for efficient weatherization and electrification? This is a space for contractors, designers, project managers, and others to share knowledge, hear from expert peers, and get your questions answered.

General event schedule (subject to change):

6-6:45: Vendor showcase: networking, small bites

6:45-7:45: Learning: Panel, Expert Q&A, or case study on a particular topic

7:45-8:30: After party: libations, networking

Register now for the workshop!


Want to expand your business into building electrification? Here's what you need to know to help your clients go all-electric.


With the City of Oakland's goal to transition all buildings to 100% electric by 2040, many more jobs in construction and the trades will be needed to enable holistic building electrification. Training centers and apprenticeships are available today to jumpstart your career in the green economy!

Training Centers and Apprenticeships