CleanTechnica is the #1 cleantech-focused
website
 in the world.


Buildings san francisco alamo square

Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

0

In The Bay Area? Rebates Now Available For Energy Efficiency Improvements

Share on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookPin on PinterestDigg thisShare on TumblrBuffer this pageEmail this to someone

December 2nd, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
 

san francisco alamo squareIf you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may want to check out the new rebate opportunities available through the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) for home improvements that increase your home’s energy efficiency.

“Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade offers rebates to single-family homeowners (one to four units) in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma,” BayREN writes. “Details about the rebates and a free Home Upgrade Advisor service are at BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org.”

Incentives range from $1,000 to $4,500, with another $300 for completing a home energy assessment.

As noted, more details can be obtained at the link above. But here are also a few more:

Eligible home improvements include air sealing; duct sealing; attic insulation; high-efficiency furnaces, cooling systems, and water systems; wall insulation; and more.

In addition, a free Home Upgrade Advisor can provide direct one-to-one assistance to help homeowners through every step of the upgrade. Home Upgrade Advisors are Building Performance Institute certified energy efficiency professionals who can inform homeowners about their energy efficiency options, help them select an appropriate participating contractor, and help them navigate project installation and financing processes.

Homeowners can contact a Home Upgrade Advisor by calling 866-878-6008 or by submitting a brief form on the BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org site. The site also features a list of participating contractors in the Bay Area. Homeowners who are ready to begin their upgrade can contact a participating contractor directly.

Looks like a great opportunity to finally make some home energy efficiency improvements you’ve been putting off.

Check out more energy efficiency news on our energy efficiency channel.

Image: San Francisco from Alamo Square, via Shutterstock

Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.

Print Friendly

Share on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookPin on PinterestDigg thisShare on TumblrBuffer this pageEmail this to someone

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



Back to Top ↑