Energy Efficiency

Resources to Help You Save Energy and Money

Upgrading your home with energy efficient appliances and improvements can help you save money and create a more healthy and comfortable home.

Start your energy efficiency journey with the following steps:

  1. Use these free resources to understand your energy usage so you know where your energy is being used and how you can get the biggest bang for your buck with an investment in energy efficiency.
  2. Learn about the rebates and incentives to upgrade your home below.

 

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Single-family homes

BayREN Home+

BayREN’s Home+ program offers a free online home energy evaluation, an energy savings kit (up to $70 value), rebates from $150 to $1,500 for home energy improvements, and a Home Energy Advisor to guide you through the process. Rebates can go toward heating and cooling equipment, water heater upgrades, insulation, and air and duct sealing.

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a public agency collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission.

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PG&E Advanced Home Upgrade

This program, which is paid for by ratepayer funds through the Public Purpose Program charge, offers incentives up to $5,500 for home improvement projects that reduce energy use. Incentives can cover projects related to insulation, HVAC replacement, water heater replacements, and smart thermostat installations. SJCE customers are eligible for PG&E incentives because all SJCE customers are PG&E customers for electric delivery.

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PG&E AC Quality Care Program

This program, which is paid for by ratepayer funds through the Public Purpose Program charge, offers air conditioning (AC) equipment assessments as well as rebates of up to $480 to cover maintenance and parts replacement. Routine maintenance of your AC system will allow the system to operate better, reduces costs, and decreases the chance that the system will break down.

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PG&E Residential Rebates

This program, which is paid for by ratepayer funds through the Public Purpose Program charge, offers rebates on qualified energy efficient products and improvements for your home. Rebates can range from $50 for a smart thermostat to $300 for a Heat Pump Water Heater. Check the Residential Rebate Catalog for more details.

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Low-income customers

PG&E Energy Savings Assistance Program

This program, which is paid for by ratepayer funds through the Public Purpose Program charge, provides income-eligible customers with free energy savings improvements. Income eligibility follows the same guidelines as those for CARE. Improvements can include replacing your refrigerator, repairing or replacing your furnace or water heater and installing insulation, weatherproofing, energy-efficient light bulbs, caulking, low-flow showerheads and more.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization Program

This federally-funded program managed by Sacred Heart offers assistance for low income eligible renter and homeowner households with paying utility bills, weatherizing your home, and making energy-related home repairs. Sacred Heart’s website provides more details on income eligibility requirements.

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Apartments and Condos

BayREN Multifamily

This program offers rebates and no-cost energy consulting for multi-family properties that undertake energy and water upgrades. The program can provide $750 per unit for the upgrades.

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a public agency collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission.

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PG&E Multifamily Upgrade Program

This program, which is paid for by ratepayer funds through the Public Purpose Program charge, provides program coordination, technical support, and cash incentives of $400 to $3,000 per unit for energy efficiency retrofits to existing multifamily properties with five or more units.

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Businesses

BayREN Commercial Programs

Programs include access to a small and medium business advisor, a Pay-for-Performance program, and micro loans for energy efficiency projects. The Pay-for-Performance program works with Business owners to design energy improvements that will pay for themselves over time, and provide incentives for long-term behavior and performance.

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a public agency collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Financing Options

Residential Energy Efficiency Loan program

This program offers affordable financing for energy efficiency projects for homeowners and renters in single family homes, townhomes, condos, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes. Financing can cover projects related to heating and cooling, windows, water heating, insulation, appliances, lighting, and cool roofs.

The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program is a program of GoGreen Financing. GoGreen Financing is the public-facing platform of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The CHEEF is administered by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), a state agency housed in the State Treasurer’s Office. CHEEF and GoGreen Financing are paid for by ratepayer program funds.

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Small Business Energy Efficiency Financing program

This program offers affordable financing for energy efficiency projects for businesses with 100 employees or fewer. Financing can cover up to 100% of project costs including equipment upgrades and non-energy upgrades.

The Small Business Energy Efficiency Financing (SBF) program is a program of GoGreen Financing is the public-facing platform of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The CHEEF is administered by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), a state agency housed in the State Treasurer’s Office. CHEEF and GoGreen Financing are paid for by ratepayer program funds.

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Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Financing program

Program offers financing for energy savings measures or demand response for affordable multifamily properties of five or more units, where at least 50% of the units are restricted to income-eligible households. Complements existing affordable multifamily energy efficiency programs that offer rebates or incentives by offering attractive financing for project costs not covered by other rebates. Financing can cover projects such as building sealing and insulation, appliance upgrades, and HVAC improvements.

The Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Financing (AMF) program is a program of GoGreen Financing is the public-facing platform of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF). The CHEEF is administered by the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), a state agency housed in the State Treasurer’s Office. CHEEF and GoGreen Financing are paid for by ratepayer program funds.

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Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-Insured Loan Products

Program offers several financing products for homeowners with an FHA-insured mortgage. Products include the Energy Efficient Mortgage Program, the Title 1 Home Improvement Loans Program, and the 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program.

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