Energy Upgrade California™ is a statewide program that offers incentives to homeowners who complete select energy-saving home improvements on a single-family residence and two to four unit buildings such as a townhouse, condominium, as well as homeowners associations with either single family homes or two to four unit buildings. These incentive packages encourage customers to take a "whole house" approach by combining several related improvements at once to increase a home's overall energy efficiency and achieve greater savings.
By working with participating contractors or raters, homeowners can choose from two incentive options, the Basic Upgrade Package or Advanced Upgrade Package, depending on their improvement needs and budget. Two to four unit buildings only qualify for the Advanced Upgrade Package.
Either way is a win-win.
Some of the qualifying home improvements include:
Get up to a $1,000 incentive when you complete this set package of home upgrades:
Get up to $4,500 in incentives when you complete additional upgrades customized for your home's needs.
Typical projects in the Advanced Package include:
Your calculated energy reduction from your project will determine the amount you’ll receive in incentives. Your contractor will submit an application for you.
Information for Contractors and Raters: To become a participating contractor, you must be a California-licensed contractor and meet program requirements. To become participating rater, you must have a Whole-House Home Energy Rating System Certification, either through the Independent Rater path or the Building Performance Contractor (BPC) Rater path. Learn more about the requirements and how you can become a participating contractor or rater.
We’ve created these fact sheets for both customers and participating contractors and raters to explain the features and benefits of the Energy Upgrade California program.
For more information about the program, please visit http://www.energyupgradecalifornia.org/.
Disclaimer: Energy Upgrade California™ is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, and the state’s investor-owned utilities. Funding comes from the utilities' ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission in addition to incremental funding from the Department of Energy.
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