The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program. PACE programs allow homeowners to finance energy improvements, and to repay the financing through special assessments on their property taxes. In most cases the property tax assessment will stay with the property if it is sold, though the buyer's lender may impose restrictions on the transfer.
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Rebate through the GreenRiverside utility program that lower energy usage, support use of renewable energy sources, reduce water consumption, and help low-income residents and customers with vital medical equipment. See the weblink to learn about the various rebate programs:
RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL: Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Solar, and Whole House programs.
Pacific Power provides an incentive for home builders in California to build energy efficient houses through the Energy Star New Homes Program. Rebates are available through this program for homes which are built to the specifications of NW BOP Energy Star. See Equipment information table for additional documentation requirements for each incentive.
SDG&E offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A performance based approach is designed to encourage builders to construct single-family and multi-family dwellings that use at least 15% less energy than Title 24 standards. The incentive payments are based on the final 2008 T-24 reports created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiners (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater.
In 2002, the City of San Diego passed a Resolution R-298001, which amended the Sustainable Building Policy to allow for expedited permitting for sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings are defined in Policy Number 900-14, and the expedited permitting program is described in Policy Number 600-27. The Sustainable Building Policy is scheduled to be revised every three years. New residential, commercial, and industrial development projects are all eligible for expedited permitting.