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.

Zero Net Energy Technical Assistance for Municipal Buildings is Available Again in 2018

In 2018, BayREN will continue to provide engineering analysis to support local governments with ZNE feasibility for municipal buildings, including assistance with identifying cost-effective ZNE strategies across municipal building types and providing recommendations for specific building retrofits or new construction.  This support is intended to encourage local governments to “lead by example” in implementing ZNE and, through that process, to help educate community members and demonstrate ZNE feasibility.

BayREN Business Plan

The BayREN Business Plan provides a ten-year vision, with clear goals, strategies, and tactics to increase the access and availability of energy efficiency services to a broad range of ratepayers and sectors, including moderate income residents, multifamily property owners, small and medium commercial businesses, and local governments.