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EcoBlock 101 Infographics

Appliances 101: Know Your Heat Pumps infographic
Appliances 101: Heat Pumps
Appliances 101: Know Your Induction Cooktops infographic
Appliances 101: Induction Cooktops
Mobility 101: Know Your Electric Vehicles infographic cover
Mobility 101: Electric Vehicles
Power Distribution 101: Know Your Microgrids infographic cover
Power Distribution 101: Microgrids
Appliances 101: Know Your Efficient Washers infographic
Appliances 101: Efficient Washers
Appliances 101: Know Your Efficient Dryers infographic
Appliances 101: Efficient Dryers
Appliances 101: Efficient Refrigerators
Appliances 101: Efficient Refrigerators
Appliances 101: Range Hoods cover
Appliances 101: Range Hoods
Retrofits 101: Laundry to landscape
Retrofits 101: Laundry-to-Landscape
Retrofits 101: Windows
Retrofits 101: Window Treatments
Retrofits 101: Rain Gardens cover
Retrofits 101: Rain Gardens
Fixtures 101: Low-Flow Faucets
Fixtures 101: Low-Flow Faucets
Fixtures 101: Low-Flow Showerheads
Fixtures 101: Low-Flow Showerheads
Fixtures 101: Efficient Toilets
Fixtures 101: Efficient Toilets
Power Distribution 101: Know Your Utility Poles infographic cover
Power Distribution 101: Utility Poles
Appliances 101: Dishwashers
Appliances 101: Efficient Dishwashers
Appliances 101: Heat Pump Water Heaters infographic cover
Appliances 101: Heat Pump Water Heaters
Cover image Power Distribution 101: Know your smart panels
Power Distribution 101: Smart Panels
Appliances 101: Smart Thermostats
Appliances 101: Smart Thermostats
Power Distribution 101 Infographic
Power Distribution 101: Smart Circuit Breakers
Water Distribution 101 Smart Water Meters Infographic
Water Distribution 101: Smart Water Meters
Power Distribution 101: Know Your Solar PV cover
Power Distribution 101: Solar PV
Power Distribution 101: Know Your Interval Meters infographic
Power Distribution 101: Interval Meters

Redwood Energy provides a comprehensive guide on the benefits of and strategies for electrifying your home, including information on how to electrify on a tight budget, how to save money by avoiding electric service upgrades, case studies, and an extensive product guide. More guides from Redwood Energy.

The 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) was adopted by City Council in July 2020. The ECAP is the City’s 10-year plan for mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis in ways that improve racial equity across Oakland. 

The Resilient Oakland Playbook is a strategy document developed to help the City of Oakland tackle systemic and structural challenges. The playbook outlines ways the city can collaborate together in order to help its communities stay rooted, ensure equitable access to quality education, and develop good jobs, stable housing, and public safety. The EcoBlock project is part of Oakland’s plan to: (1) reduce current and future climate and seismic risks and (2) maximize the value of collective infrastructure investments.

EcoBlock Phase 1 Report

“Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities: The Oakland EcoBlock” CEC-500-2019-043, April 2019. Available on the California Energy Commission (CEC) website, also below:

California Public Utilities Commission Whitepaper

von Meier, A. & Kammen, D. The EcoBlock Project and the ‘Own Use’ Exemption under Public Utilities Code Section 218 – A Way Forward for Privately Operated Microgrids. View Report

Additional Reading

  • Brown, Nahas, and Wolfson. “Unlocking the Potential Eco-Makeover of Urban Residential Neighborhoods.” Download
  • Ostfeld, von Meier, Whitmeyer, and Bariya. “EcoBlock: Grid Impacts, Scaling, and Resilience.” View Report
  • Fraker, Harrison. The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods: Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities. Island Press; 2013.
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2021. Enhancing Community Resilience through Social Capital and Social Connectedness: Stronger Together! . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. View Report

Training Programs

EcoBlock is a participant in the Norcal Resilience Network’s Resilience Hubs Leadership Training Program.