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BayREN Partner, Mission Asset Fund, nominated for Visionary of the Year Award

Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit whose mission is to create a fair financial marketplace by expanding access to financial services, savings, and investment opportunities for low-income communities. MAF fills key gaps through offerings such as Lending Circles, immigration fee loans, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal assistance grants.

LGSEC Disasters and Energy Resilience Forum & Microgrid Tour

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) is hosting a one-day information and networking forum for California local government energy and climate professionals on Thursday, October 25th from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Center followed by a energy and resilience-focused tour on Friday October 26th!

North Bay Fire Recovery Resources

Over 7,000 structures were destroyed in the October 2017 fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, most of them homes. This page provides information and resources for people who are rebuilding, so that their homes can be safer, more energy efficient, and less expensive to operate.

Study: Green-Certified Homes Sell for More

A rigorous study, released today by Build It Green and funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), shows that green-certified homes in California bring a higher sales price, even though market barriers often prevent the full value of the home’s green features from being recognized.

BayREN Supports Housing Affordability

See how BayREN's Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements Program - led by Alameda County's StopWaste and administered within San Francisco by the San Francisco Department of Environment - is supporting local housing affordability through no-cost energy consulting and effective $750 per unit rebates.

June Regional Forum: Innovative Approaches to Improving Energy Code Compliance

Join us to learn about several new strategies and tools for energy code compliance. Presentations will include a broad perspective of common energy code compliance challenges faced by local governments, followed by case studies and information on several innovative approaches, including electronic tools for residential and commercial projects and in-person assistance for local governments. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions.