CSD modeled its Multi-Family Program to improve the energy efficiency of multi-family buildings and achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions. Each building is thoroughly assessed and evaluated both visually and through the use of diagnostic energy audit tools to determine a suite of greenhouse gas reducing energy efficiency and renewable energy measures for installation and living in common areas.
The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component provides no-cost rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income farmworker households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for participants. The Farmworker Housing Component is part of CSD's Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy and generating clean renewable energy.
The Small Medium Commercial Business (SMCB) Performance Advisor is a business support resource and a link between local governments, small businesses, and energy efficiency service providers and contractors. It is a “one-stop-shop” to:
Energy Upgrade California’s Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements offers cash rebates and no-cost energy consulting for multifamily properties that undertake energy and water upgrades. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save 15% or more of a building’s energy and water usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.
You’ve found the right place to increase the comfort, health and energy efficiency of your home. BayREN Home+ offers cash rebates for your home improvements, plus certified contractors and support every step of the way.
The Bay Area Regional Network (BayREN) provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs and services to reduce carbon emissions and promote healthy, energy-efficient buildings and homes.
BayREN Home+ is implemented by local county governments and available to homeowners and renters in nine counties:
The Small Business Financing (SBF) program offers affordable options to help California businesses shrink their energy bills and carbon footprints.
Administered by the State of California with support from the state’s investor-owned utilities, the SBF program is a flexible way to upgrade your business and save.
The Transformative Climate Communities Program offers Planning and Implementation Grants for integrated sets of community-led projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve quality of life. Implementation Grants fund transportation, greening, energy, water, waste, housing, and health projects. Planning Grants fund community-led development of projects and goals to improve resilience.
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program funds affordable housing and mixed-use developments and transportation improvements, including transit and active transportation infrastructure and programs.
The Energy Corps helps schools and public agencies save energy. Trained Corpsmembers conduct energy surveys and lighting and control retrofits in public buildings. Funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund enables the Energy Corps to offer these services at an economical rate. With locations in Norwalk, Fresno, Vista, and Sacramento, the Energy Corps accepts requests for service on a rolling basis.
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) program provides 1 percent interest loans to cities, counties, special districts, public colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals. Loans finance energy efficiency and energy generation projects. The maximum loan is $3 million.