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Building Electrification Public Engagement

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team is working with community partners in an extensive citywide public education campaign about building electrification, popping up at farmer's markets, cultural events, and hosting clinics where residents can get direct access to energy efficiency and electrification resources. As Oakland continues on the bold path of decarbonizing buildings, this page will be updated with upcoming events and workshops as well as materials from past engagements. If you or your organization would like to partner with our team, contact us at climate@oaklandca.gov If you would like to give us feedback to help us understand electrification barriers and opportunities in Oakland buildings, click here to fill out our survey.
 

NEW! Building Electrification Clubhouse at BIG-O Coworking Space

The Building Electrification Clubhouse is a monthly workshop for building industry professionals at the BIG-O coworking space. On the first Thursday of every month, come enjoy a fun evening with interesting speakers, engaging conversation, and light refreshments! This is a space for contractors, designers, project managers, and others to share knowledge, hear from expert peers, and get your questions answered.

*Note- April's event will be hosted on the second Thursday of month (April 11th), please visit Big-O's website for more details.

General event schedule (subject to change):

5:30-6:15: Vendor showcase: networking, small bites

6:15-7:15: Learning: Panel, Expert Q&A, or case study on a particular topic

7:15-8:00: After party: libations, networking

*Note- Listed vendors do not represent an endorsement by the City of Oakland or BIG-O.
 

Upcoming Events

Date Title Location/Time Event Type

January 11th, 2024

Electrifying Mechanical Questions: Big Questions, Basic Questions

BIG Oakland

(1423 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612)

Networking Event for the AEC (architecture, engineering, & construction) Community

February 1, 2024

The National Association of Minority Contractors: Past and Present

BIG Oakland

(1423 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612)

Networking Event for the AEC (architecture, engineering, & construction) Community

Past Workshops

Date Title Materials

September 27, 2023

Overcoming Challenges and Advancing Electrification (BE Clubhouse)

City of Oakland website, City of Berkeley website, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project website

November 17th, 2021

Building Electrification in Major Retrofits

Presentation Slides, Recording, Breakout 1, Breakout 2a, Breakout 2b, Jamboard synthesis, Q&A.

March-August 2021

Building Electrification Workforce Stakeholder Engagement Series

Session 1 slides, Session 2 slides, Session 2 notes, Session 3 slides, Session 3 notes

November 20, 2020

Building Electrification New Construction Ordinance

Webinar recording

Other Past Engagements

Date Title Event Type

December 10th, 2023

West Oakland Farmer's Market

Pop-up

December 7th, 2023

Watt's Next: Powering Up The Future of Existing Multifamily Electrification

Networking Event for the AEC (architecture, engineering, & construction) Community

November 28th, 2023

Fruitvale BART/Farmer's Market

Pop-up

November 17th, 2023

Old Oakland Farmer's Market

Pop-up

November 2nd, 2023

Don't Upgrade that Panel! Avoiding Panel Upgrades in Building Electrification

Networking Event for the AEC (architecture, engineering, & construction) Community

October 19th, 2023

Rockridge Community Planning Council

Presentation

August 28th, 2023

Neighbood Watch Block Captains Meeting

Presentation

August 26th-27th, 2023

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest

Pop-up

August 21st, 2023

What's Cooking, Oakland? Commercial Kitchen Electrification Workshop

Resource Fair

August 9th, 2023

35X Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

July 15th, 2023

Oakland Spiders

Pop-up

July 14th, 2023

Town Nights

Pop-up

July 7th, 2023

Town Nights

Pop-up

June 28th, 2023

Oakland Roots

Pop-up

June 24th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair

Resource Fair

June 15th, 2023

25Y Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

June 15th, 2023

32x Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

June 7th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair at Dimond Branch Library

Resource Fair

June 3rd, 2023

East Oakland Futures Fest

Pop-up

May 25th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair at Golden Gate Recreation Center

Resource Fair

May 22nd, 2023

Neighborhood Watch 1

Presentation

May 21st, 2023

Red Market

Pop-up

May 18th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair at Native American Health Center

Resource Fair

May 14th, 2023

West Oakland Farmer's Market

Pop-up

May 11th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair at West Oakland Senior Center

Resource Fair

May 4th, 2023

Home Energy Resource Fair at Cypress Mandela Training Center

Resource Fair

April 29th, 2023

AKA Community Health Expo

Pop-up

April 26th, 2023

Melrose Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

April 21st, 2023

OMCA Friday Nights

Pop-up

April 15th, 2023

Oakland Roots Game

Pop-up

April 6th, 2023

Spring Eggstravaganza

Pop-up

March 28th, 2023

South Hills Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

March 23rd, 2023

Building Electrification Clinic- BNSN Resource Center

Resource Fair

March 15th, 2023

33x/34x Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

March 15th, 2023

Allendale Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

March 8th, 2023

Bella Vista Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

March 8th, 2023

Greater San Antonio Neighborhood Council Meeting

Presentation

February 18th, 2023

Grand Lake Farmer's Market

Pop-up

February 12th, 2023

Temescal Farmer's Market

Pop-up

February 6th, 2023

Kehilla Synagogue

Presentation

February 5th, 2023

Sooooo Chocolate Festival

Pop-up

January 27th, 2023

Old Town Farmer's Market

Pop-up

January 20th-21st, 2023

Lunar New Year Bazaar

Pop-up

November 10th, 2022

East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Community Owners' Meeting

Presentation

October 20th, 2022

Great Oakland Shakeout

Pop-up

February 14th, 2022

Oakland Tenant's Union

Presentation

December 21st, 2021

East Bay Housing Organization

Presentation

December 8th, 2021

Oakland Property Acquisition Collaborative

Presentation

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