Home Energy Efficiency

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​Single-Family Rebate Programs 
Home Upgrade

$1,000 - $3,150 in rebates 
Home Upgrade combines multiple improvements to increase your home's overall energy efficiency, saving you energy and money. Must work with a participating contractor.    


​Advanced Home Upgrade
$1,000 - $6,500 in rebates
plus $300 Assessment Incentive  

For an Advanced Home Upgrade your participating contractor will use special software to model your home and calculate you projected energy savings. The calculated energy reduction from your project determines how much you'll receive in rebates.   

For more information on the Home Upgrade Programs please visit: BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org

​Multifamily Building Enhancements 
$750 in rebates per unit in buildings 5+ attached dwelling units​
Energy Upgrade California in the Bay Area Offers planning assistance and cash rebates for multifamily properties that undertake energy and green upgrades. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save 10% or more of a building's energy usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.

For more information on Multifamily Building Enhancements visit the Multifamily Energy Upgrade California website or call (510) 891-6558 to get started.  

East Bay Energy Watch 
East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW) is a collaboration between Pacific Gas and Electric Company and local governments, non-profit and for-profit energy service providers in the East Bay dedicated to providing innovative energy efficiency solutions for residents and businesses in communities through out Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

For further information on current programs offered in your community please visit: East Bay Energy Watch

Energy Efficiency Assistance 
The Weatherization Program provides assistance to low and/or fixed income households to make their homes more energy efficient.  

  1. Rebates and Incentives
  2. Energy Saving Tips
Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California is a statewide program that offers incentives to homeowners who complete select energy-saving home improvements on a single-family residence. By working with participating contractors, homeowners can choose from two incentive options, the Basic Package or the Advanced Package, based on their improvement needs and budget.

Appliance Rebates
Cash for Appliances from California Energy Commission
Appliance Recycling Rebates from PG&E
SmartAC Program from PG&E

Solar Incentives
Tax Credits for Solar System Purchase from Go Solar California
Solar and Energy Efficiency Finance Programs from Go Solar California
California Solar Initiative CSI-Thermal Program from Go Solar California
Federal IRS Residential Energy Credit Tax Form (Form 5695) from IRS

Income Based Assistance
CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) from PG&E
Medical Baseline Allowance from PG&E
REACH (Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help) from PG&E
Energy Partners Program from PG&E

Other Resources
PG&E Residential Rebate Catalog - Saving energy for a brighter future from PG&E
Residential Rebate Application from PG&E
eRebates from PG&E
Consumer Incentives from The Tax Incentives Assistance Project
Tax Credits for Home Energy Improvements from US Department of Energy
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency from US Department of Energy
Finder: Special Offers and Rebates from Energy Star Partners from US Department of Energy

Water Conservation
Water & Money-Saving Coupon for 2010 from Contra Costa Water
High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program from Contra Costa Water
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program from Contra Costa Water
Residential Sprinkler Rebate Controller Program from Contra Costa Water
Residential Conservation Rebates and Services from East Bay MUD