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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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City of San Francisco - Residential Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Local Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Home Energy Upgrade:
15% energy reduction: $1,500
20% energy reduction: $2,000
25% energy reduction: $2,500
30% energy reduction: $3,000
35% energy reduction: $3,500
40% energy reduction: $4,000
Lower Income Households: Bonus $1,000
Maximum Incentive:$5,000
Installation Requirements:Customers must use a participating contractor
Funding Source:PG&E, ARRA
Web Site:

Single family homeowners in San Francisco's PG&E territory can receive Green Home Assessments, providing detailed reports showing energy loss, heat tests, and a list of improvements that will achieve the energy savings goals for San Francisco's Home Improvement & Performance Program.  Improvements through this program might include improving insulation, air & duct sealing, and improved heating and cooling systems. Participating contractors can be located and contacted from the website above.  Contractors will help complete the paperwork to receive the incentives for achieving at least 15% energy efficiency improvements based on "before and after" computer modeling.

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Phone: (415) 355-3769
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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