BayREN helps businesses of all sizes get the energy savings they want.
BayREN Commercial Programs
SMCB Performance Advisor
The Small Medium Commercial Business (SMCB) Performance Advisor is a business support resource and a link between local governments, small businesses, and energy efficiency service providers and contractors. It is a “one-stop-shop” to:
Qualify and enroll sites into the BayREN Pay-for-Performance Program;
Promote and link existing utility programs when desired (e.g. direct install programs offered by PG&E) and financing programs; and
Provide expert technical assistance and customer and contractor engagement, one-time and/or ongoing.
Utilizing smart meter technologies, BayREN's SMBC Pay-for-Performance program works with Business owners to design energy improvements that will pay for themselves over time - and provide incentives for long-term behavior and performance. The program incorporates energy usage reductions resulting from the installation of equipment required for modifications to existing buildings to bring them into conformity with, or exceed, the requirements of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, as well as operational, behavioral, and retro-commissioning activities reasonably expected to produce multi-year savings
BayREN offers microloans to small and micro businesses who need assistance with co-payments for energy efficiency projects. BayREN understands that small business often have tight operating budgets and BayREN can offer loans for small amounts as little as $500 (or even less) to help make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable. BayREN provides this financing through local mission-driven lenders who offer very low cost or zero percent interest loans specifically for small businesses to fund co-payments for energy efficiency projects that utilize existing incentives, helping to spend down existing direct install rebate budgets and obtain additional savings from mature program infrastructure.
BayREN offers Commercial PACE Financing through a variety of PACE program administrators and capital providers in the Bay Area. BayREN provides ongoing advanced contractor training, education, and project development support services to support building owners, capital providers, mortgage holders, and most of all, energy efficiency contractors who are key to identifying and implementing projects. BayREN is expanding its efforts to improve coordination with PG&E and other programs to streamline the financing process and ensure all available incentives are leveraged for eligible projects.