San Francisco Department of the Environment

Commercial Kitchens for the Future: Constructing & Cooking in New Buildings

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM PDT

 

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Join a public forum on San Francisco’s All Electric New Construction Ordinance hosted by the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
Learn how San Francisco is taking action to address the risks that natural gas use poses to public safety, health, resilience, and equity. The forum will review key components of the proposed All Electric New Construction Ordinance, and examine the technologies available today to build – a cleaner, safer, more comfortable, and more productive kitchen of the future. Be ready discuss the challenges and benefits all-electric kitchen poses in the commercial industry– come with questions.
To reduce health and safety risks posed by natural gas and to help prevent irreversible damage from climate change, Supervisor Mandelman has proposed an ordinance that would require all newly constructed buildings in San Francisco be all-electric. The ordinance would prohibit the use of natural gas in all new buildings that apply for permits after January 1, 2021. Gas will continue to be allowed in new buildings until January, 1, 2022 for cooking appliances in areas specifically designated for commercial kitchens. The ordinance does not apply to any existing buildings, including restaurants constructed in existing buildings.
The community forum will be presented simultaneously in Cantonese, Spanish, and English.
Agenda
1. Introductions
2. San Francisco Climate Action Impacts, Goals, and the Importance of Buildings
3. Key Components of the All-Electric New Construction Ordinance
4. Building an All-Electric Kitchen for the Future
5. Cooking in an All-Electric Kitchen: Benefits, Challenges, and Adaptation to Specific Cuisines
Discussion - Questions and Answers