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Residents

BayREN serves homeowners
and renters throughout
the Bay Area.

Region-wide Programs for Residents

Home +

BayREN Home+ offers cash rebates for your home improvements, plus certified contractors and support every step of the way.

Speak with a Home Energy Advisor 

Your Home Energy Advisor is a certified energy efficiency professional who can guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, all at no cost to you.

Receive an Energy Savings Kit (up to $70 value) 

Take the evaluation and get a kit full of great products that may include LED light bulbs, water-saving faucet aerators and showerheads, and an advanced power strip. 

Electrification

 As a companion to the BayREN Home+ program, single family homeowners can receive incentives for installing highly efficient electric space heating, water heating, clothes drying and induction cooking ranges individually or in combination with other building improvements regardless of whether they currently have gas or electric appliances. These incentives can also be used in conjunction with other local County, Community Choice Aggregation and utility rebates to maximize savings and create a cleaner environment inside the home and outside.

Green Labeling

BayREN's Home Energy Score was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and provides a standardized method for quickly assessing a home’s envelope and major energy systems. 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.

Limited Availability Programs

The following programs are only available in some locations. Please check for your area.

Water Upgrades $ave

Homeowners in certain water utility districts may be eligible for additional savings through their water bill. The program provides:

 

  • Provide water efficiency improvements with
    no up-front-cost.

  • Deliver immediate savings on utility bills.

  • Reduce water consumption to address current and future supply restrictions.

  • Meet current and upcoming state codes.

For Renters

BayREN is planning on new programs for renters in early 2021. In the meantime, use this link to find out more about energy efficiency programs and resources to reduce your energy costs available to you now.

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BayREN implements energy savings programs on a regional level in collaboration with the nine bay area counties.

Association of Bay Area Governments 

375 Beale Street, 7th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94105-2066

www.bayareametro.gov