Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore homeowners can now take advantage of additional incentives for energy-saving home improvements through the cities’ recently launched Tri-Valley Energy Challenge, according to a press release from Energy Upgrade California.
As part of their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the three cities are working together to ensure Tri-Valley homeowners can make the most of the available rebates — now up to $6,000 — from Energy Upgrade California, a statewide program that offers rebates and incentives for homeowners to make energy-efficient home improvements.
Additional rebates may be available through the cities.
Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore have teamed up with Green Home Solutions, a provider of energy evaluations and home-performance improvements, to give homeowners a discounted $99 home energy assessment — up to 75 percent in savings — and an additional 10 percent off an energy upgrade.
Green Home Solutions recently participated in a similar Energy Challenge in Stockton and Sacramento that resulted in over 120 home energy upgrades.
“Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore’s Tri-Valley Energy Challenge is a great example of how cities can work together to help homeowners save money and energy, and to reduce Alameda County’s overall environmental footprint,” said Wendy Sommer, Principal Program Manager at StopWaste.Org, the local government agency that is leading Energy Upgrade California in Alameda County.
- Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8 p.m. at the .
- Thursday, October 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at Livermore Library Community Room.
- Saturday, October 29, 10-11:30 a.m. at Dublin City Council Chambers.
An energy upgrade can increase a home’s efficiency by 10-to-40 percent through “fixed” improvements like insulation, duct sealing and energy-efficient windows.
To achieve the greatest efficiency gains and help homeowners qualify for the largest incentive available, Energy Upgrade California emphasizes a “whole house” approach, rather than piecemeal improvements, as the most efficient and effective way to save money while saving energy.
Energy Upgrade California just launched a new fundraiser for schools called Energize for the Prize: When Alameda County homeowners sign up for a home energy upgrade, the school of their choice will receive $100. The school that signs up the most households between now and April will earn an additional $5,000.
is the first school organization in the Tri-Valley to sign up.