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2023 Annual Report: Building Blocks for a Brighter Future

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration between the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties formed in 2012 to promote energy and resource efficiency. As one of the state’s five Regional Energy Networks (RENs) – with a sixth pending approval – BayREN provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources that reflect the needs of local residents, property and business owners, governments, and more.

For BayREN, 2023 was a testament to resilience and innovation, laying the foundation for a successful second decade. Explore BayREN’s 2023 Annual Report to discover our recent successes. 

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Achievements To Date

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166 Million Tons of Carbon Avoided
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72 Thousand Housing Units Upgraded
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$78 Million Incentives Paid
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6,148 Attendees at 403 Codes and Standards Trainings

Spotlight Stories

In 2023, BayREN affirmed a valuable presence in the energy program landscape as a leader in creating innovative programs and projects. Highlights include: 

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A Year-End Review

2023 was a year that marked substantial growth for BayREN. Learn more about our 2023 successes. 

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Cooking with Chef Tú David Phu

In 2023, BayREN hosted a Vietnamese-language event in San Jose featuring Celebrity Chef Tú David Phu. 

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Laying the Foundation for Local Climate Leaders

Since 2019, BayREN has partnered with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity’s Climate Careers Program to drive climate resilience and create green employment pathways for local youth. 

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Educating Real Estate Professionals as Champions of Sustainability

Every house has a unique story and BayREN is equipping real estate agents with the skills to convey the narrative of a green home. 

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Cesar Chavez St. Apartment Building Embraces Clean Energy Revamp

A six-unit apartment building located on Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco teamed up with the BAMBE program for a transformative remodel.

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A New Flavor of Improvements

A Thai restaurant in San Rafael embraced a new flavor of improvements - energy efficiency upgrades made through the BayREN Business program.