Multi-family Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Assistance Type
Funding Source
Where the Opportunity is Offered
All of California
Additional Eligibility Information
Owners of low-income multi-family properties serving priority populations.
Be located in a disadvantaged community (DAC)
Contain at least 5 units
Meet affordability requirement of at least 66% of households at or below 80% of Area Median Income
Install cost-effective energy improvements that create at least 15% savings above existing conditions

Provides technical assistance and incentives for the installation of energy efficiency measures and solar PV in low-income multi-family dwellings serving priority populations. These projects reduce residential energy demand and GHG emissions. Low-income residents that participate in this program benefit from lower energy costs. The program also helps preserve affordable housing by reducing owner operating costs.

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 Association for Energy Affordability, Inc (AEA) serves as the statewide administrator of the LIWP Multi-Family Program. AEA conducts energy audits and modeling to identify energy efficiency measures and renewables for installation in qualifying multi-family buildings, with assistance and incentives to property owners towards agreed-upon scopes of work.

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