SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— Santa Clara County property owners can take advantage of rebate programs under Energy Upgrade California® by earning up to $6,500 for energy-efficient home improvements for single family properties, or $750 per apartment or condominium unit for multifamily properties.
As a statewide rebate program, Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade, for single family properties, and Energy Upgrade California® Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements (BAMBE), for multifamily properties, help property owners identify ways to increase their properties’ energy efficiency. Eligible improvements include windows, insulation, water heaters, furnaces, duct sealing, and more.
“Home Upgrade and BAMBE are exactly the kind of innovative programs that help Santa Clara County property owners achieve greater overall building performance,” said Sharlene Carlson, Manager of Sustainability and Energy Programs for the County of Santa Clara. “There’s never been a better time for Santa Clara County property owners to complete energy-efficient property improvements. Energy upgrades not only help property owners save energy and money, but also enhance indoor air quality, comfort and safety.”
Upcoming workshops for the Home Upgrade program will be held April 26 in San Jose, May 4 in Cupertino, and May 17 in Sunnyvale. Homeowners are encouraged to attend one of three upcoming workshops to learn more about the Home Upgrade program and how to find a Participating Contractor. Space is limited, so reserve a seat at http://www.HomeUpgradeSCC.Eventbrite.com
. Additional workshops will be scheduled May through December 2016, throughout Santa Clara County.
Home Upgrade Workshops:
San Jose: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave, San Jose, CA
Cupertino: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA
Sunnyvale: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, CA
Rebates are provided by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) and are available throughout the 9 Bay Area counties. BayREN is a resource for local governments to implement large-scale, cross-sector energy management strategies on a regional level. BayREN is made up of public agencies representing all nine counties in the Bay Area.
The Santa Clara County Office of Sustainability is the local coordinator for the single family and multifamily program, and secures grants to fund sustainability and rebate programs. Both programs promote energy efficiency and conservation, part of the County of Santa Clara’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as mandated by the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32).
Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade
Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. ©2015 California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Santa Clara County Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability was established by the Board of County Supervisors in August 2010, with a mission to integrate sustainability measures and principles across all departments and offices, and to forge a leadership and collaborative role for the County among local, state, and national partnerships addressing climate mitigation, adaptation, energy, water and resource optimization.
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Daniel Degu, Office of Sustainability (408) 993-4765
Posted: April 19, 2016