BayREN implements energy savings programs throughout the nine bay area counties. We serve homeowners, renters, multifamily property owners, businesses and local governments. We also support a robust and diverse workforce.
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BayREN Program Offerings
Get a Home Energy Boost
Single family residents can save energy, increase the comfort and safety of their home, and save money with the BayREN Home+ Program. A Home Energy Advisor can help residents of detached single family and up to 4 attached units receive cash rebates for installing energy efficient measures in their home. Heating, air conditioning, insulation, and other systems can all help strengthen a home’s efficiency, lower energy consumption and bills, and improve the comfort and indoor air quality. Start by taking a quick online home energy evaluation and receive an energy savings kit valued at $70.
Multifamily Property Owners
Improve Property with
Energy and Water Upgrades
Multifamily property owners can receive a free energy audit and are eligible for cash rebates for energy upgrades to their buildings. The program provides technical assistance with planning and financing energy and water saving improvements. Projects that result in at least 15% energy savings are eligible for rebates in the amount of $750 per unit.
Energy Savings and Financing for Small and Medium Businesses
BayREN has programs designed to work with the schedule, budget, and needs of small and medium commercial business property owners. BayREN will offer specialized technical assistance and financial resources to help businesses find the best approach to reduce costs and improve the quality of a building and business.
Green Labeling & Home Energy Score
What is your home's score?
A home energy rating developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that provides a standardized method for quickly assessing a home’s energy efficiency. The rating on a house is comparable to the MPG rating on a car. It rates the home on a scale of 1-10, based on how much energy the home is expected to use assuming standard operating conditions and occupant behavior. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency.
Codes & Standards
Reduce Building Energy Use Through Improved Design and Construction
BayREN assists local governments to evaluate and improve compliance with energy code and to develop options for accelerating energy efficiency. This includes providing no-cost training to building departments, funding demonstration projects, hosting quarterly regional innovation forums, and assisting Bay Area communities in developing reach codes.
Climate Friendly & Great Rebates
BayREN has electrification measures designed to move the Bay Area towards decarbonization of existing buildings, particularly multifamily and single family homes. BayREN will be adding electrification measures to complement its current energy efficiency measures with a mix of incentives, marketing and education services, trainings, and cross-promotion of companion programs for solar, electric vehicles, and financing.
Water Upgrades $ave
Low to No Cost Water Efficiency
BayREN is rolling out a Water + Energy Efficiency program in partnership with utilities throughout the Bay Area. The program provides on bill financing, which means you pay for your upgrades with the savingsyou get, for common water efficiency measures such as irrigation, faucets, and efficient toilets. Find out if your home is elligible.