The mission of the Community Energy Program is to serve the Santa Clara County community through providing education and services that promote sustainable living practices among County residents and business owners. Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade is a regional program administered through the Community Energy Program.
Santa Clara County homeowners:
Additional $300 incentives are now available for completing an energy assessment and home upgrade!
Plus, receive rebates up to $4,500 for completing energy upgrades!
For more information, contact a Home Upgrade Advisor at (866) 878-6008!
New programs and rebates are now available for single family homeowners in the Santa Clara County who make energy-efficient home improvements. Eligible improvements include air sealing; duct sealing; attic insulation; high-efficiency furnaces, cooling systems, and water systems; wall insulation; and more. Homeowners can be eligible for incentives from $1,000 to $2,500 with an Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade and incentives from $1,000 to $4,500, plus a $300 home energy assessment rebate, with an Advanced Home Upgrade. In addition, a free Home Upgrade Advisor can provide direct one-to-one assistance to help homeowners through every step of the upgrade. Homeowners can contact a Home Upgrade Advisor by calling 866-878-6008 or by submitting a brief form on the BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org website. The site also features a list of participating contractors in the Bay Area or homeowners who are ready to begin their upgrade can contact a participating contractor directly from the list of Santa Clara County based Participating Contractors below.
Call a participating contractor from this list
Santa Clara County is pleased to bring energy efficiency jobs to local contractors. Choose from one of the Santa Clara County based contractors below for you energy assessment and upgrades. Visit www.BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org for a complete list of Participating Contactors throughout the BayREN region.
|Sandium Heating & Air|
|Cobalt Facilities, Inc.
|SDI Insulation Inc.|
San Jose, CA
|Starburst Construction Company, Inc.|
San Jose, CA
Residential Energy Pros
Valley Heating, Cooling & Electrical
San Jose, CA
Participating Contractors working in Santa Clara County
San Francisco, CA
Participating Contractors have been specifically trained for Energy Upgrade California and have met required qualifications to be part of the program. All Energy Upgrade Participating Contractors have a valid California contractor’s license, appropriate bonding, and have specified certifications and/or training for the work being performed. In addition, Participating Contractors are experts in energy efficiency and are certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). BPI is an independent, nonprofit organization that works with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards for home performance and weatherization improvements. As part of the Energy Upgrade program, BPI trains Participating Contractors in the “whole house” concept and the comprehensive “whole house” diagnostic assessments.
What are the eligibility requirements for participating in Home Upgrade?
To qualify for the $300 home assessment rebate you must:
1. Own a single family, detached home in the 9 County BayREN region which includes Santa Clara County
2. Use an Energy Upgrade California Participating Contractor
3. The homeowner must complete the home assessment and improvements between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 to receive the $300 assessment rebate.
All property owners of existing single family homes and multi-family properties (1 to 4 units) in counties throughout California can participate if they own an eligible property serviced by a public utility such as PG&E. If you are the owner of a residential building, you do not need to reside in the home to participate in the program. Rebates and incentives vary by location.
City of Santa Clara residents are eligible for a portion of the Energy Upgrade California rebates offered by PG&E. The amount of rebates is dependent on the reduction of gas usage and determined by PG&E. Contact a participating contractor for more information.
City of Palo Alto residents are not eligible for rebates through Energy Upgrade California. These rebates are funded by the PG&E rate payers and are available to PG&E customers only. See below for links to energy efficiency programs for Palo Alto Residents.
Palo Alto Energy Efficiency Program Links
- Smart Energy Rebate Program- we offer rebates for dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, smart power strips, furnaces, A/C, solar attic fans, boilers, insulation, LED light bulbs, pool pumps and water heaters.
- Residential Energy Assistance Program- this is our low income efficiency program where provide free energy upgrades to qualifying households.
- Interest Free Loan Program- contractors who are certified through EGIA can offer interest free loans on most gas efficiency measures.
- Green@Home- a free audit through Acterra
- Water Wise House Call- a free water audit
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For More Information Please Contact:
Natalie de Leon
County Executive’s Office
Sustainability and Energy Specialist
70 W. Hedding Street
East Wing 11th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 299-5101 (Office)