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Clean Air and Energy Efficiency Resources

This year, California Clean Air Day falls on the same date as national Energy Efficiency Day. Let's celebrate these two October holidays by taking action at home and in our businesses. Check out the resources below:

 

Residents

Last month, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) announced a significant expansion for the Clean Air Filtration Program, which will provide portable air filtration units to unhoused and low-income residents in impacted communities as well as to emergency and cooling centers Bay Area-wide. Bay Area residents can get more information about the Clean Air Filtration Program by sending an inquiry to: AirFilters@baaqmd.gov.

 

Through a partnership with Regional Asthma Prevention Management, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will provide some 2,000 individuals living in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, and Santa Clara counties with portable indoor home air filtration units through the Asthma Mitigation Program. The program caters to low-income residents diagnosed with poorly-controlled asthma who are enrolled in the state’s Asthma Mitigation Project to receive in-home asthma care services and provides culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visits, education, and environmental remediation. More information about the Home Air Filtration Program is available on this fact sheet.

 

DIY air purifiers - People that do not qualify for the BAAQMD programs can create DIY air purifiers that are expected to remove 75% of particulate matter. See these tips for creating your DIY filter.

 

Homeowners can call an Energy Advisor at no cost to learn about the improvements they can make in their homes to improve air quality and discuss available rebates at 866-878-6008.

 

Join Californians for clean air and take the Clean Air Pledge.

 

Save money and cut pollution by taking action for Energy Efficiency Day.

 

Multifamily Property Owners and Managers

Multifamily property owners and managers can improve indoor air quality for their tenants while also benefitting from reduced costs associated with energy savings through the Bay Area Multifamily Enhancements program (BAMBE). Learn about the possibilities for multifamily properties through program case studies.

 

Businesses

Fill out the BayREN Business interest form to get started with air and energy efficiency improvements. To participate, businesses pay a monthly subscription fee for 36-months which covers the equipment upgrades and 24/7 equipment monitoring. The subscription fee is offset by energy and maintenance cost savings. In October, qualifying businesses get 27 months of the 36-month subscription free. Fill out the interest form now.