Smart Savings

When you make energy upgrades, you may be eligible for rebates in addition to the savings you’ll enjoy from lower energy bills. Many energy improvements pay for themselves within 2 to 5 years — while making your home more comfortable!

BayREN – Home Upgrade Rebate to $3,000

The Home Upgrade rebate uses a different approach to calculate incentives for energy saving measures. It uses assigned point values for measures that include duct repair and replacement, reduction of building leakage, insulation, install of high efficiency heating and cooling equipment and hot water systems. While this rebate also requires testing, the initial testing is less involved. The maximum rebate is $3000 and also provides an assessment incentive of $150 to help offset the cost of testing.

The home must have an existing ducted forced air furnace in order to qualify. For more information, please visit

EUC – Advanced Home Upgrade Rebate $1,000 to $6,800

The Energy Upgrade California rebate can be a useful tool for home owner’s pursuing “net zero energy” or simply working towards greater comfort, efficiency and overall performance of their homes. The program is designed to use predicted energy saving values to rebate measures considered valuable energy savers. The rebate requires baseline testing and well designed and installed measures to qualify. It requires that the projects be implemented by a participating Energy Upgrade California contractor and is subject to field quality assurance review. Qualifying projects can receive rebates up to $6,500!

An additional Advanced Home Upgrade Assessment Rebate of $300 is also available for this path.

New Pool Pumps Qualify for substantial rebate in this program/path.

An initial consultation at no cost to the home owner is often conducted prior determining which rebate track is most appropriate. The measures being considered and the motivation of the home owner can be assessed at this time. This step can prevent the home owner determine what path, if any, their project should take.

Marin County Showcase Rebate

Residents of Marin County are able to participate in the Marin County Showcase program which provides an additional rebate of $1,000. To qualify, the home must have been approved for one of the other rebate tracks, either Advanced Home Upgrade or Home Upgrade and the homeowner must be willing to host an “open house” to showcase the measures they implemented. This is an opportunity to show neighbors/friends/family what improvements have been made and how they are saving energy, money and making the home more comfortable and efficient.  This can bring a deep energy retrofit rebate up to $7,800.

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