Money Available For Home Energy Upgrades

San Leandro Energy Efficiency – SLE2 Rebates provide financial incentives to single-family homeowners

San Leandro's Community Development Department is offering financial incentives to single-family homeowners for home energy upgrades that achieve substantial energy savings. 

The rebates are offered under three different options outlined below: 

Do-it-Yourself Energy Efficiency Class

With funds from Federal stimulus dollars for home energy retrofits, the Community Development Department is sponsoring a Do-it-Yourself Energy Efficiency Class on Wednesday,  March 28.  

Participants in the City’s Energy Efficiency Class who complete improvements that achieve a 15% percent improvement on building envelope leakage, as tested by the City of San Leandro Building Division staff, will be granted $400 upon submittal of an application and receipts documenting qualified expenses.

You do not need to be a resident of San Leandro, but if you do own a home within the City limits, you will be offered a free test that will show you how your home is performing.

You will be able to assess and pin-point energy leakage from ducts, ceilings and walls using state-of-the-art equipment. Also available to help you is the department's own building staff, all trained as Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters.

If you are unable to attend this class, future classes will be scheduled over the next two years. Contact the department and provide your name, address and phone number if you wish to be notified of future classes. Call Lyzanne Alfonso or e-mail lalfonso@sanleandro.org .

To register for this class you must complete and bring your completed registration form and payment to:

City of San Leandro/EECBG
ATTN: Lyzanne Alfonso
835 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA  94577

Energy Upgrade California                                                            

In this program you will work with a qualified contractor from the Energy Upgrade California/Alameda County website  to complete one or more of the following activities. 

Energy Assessments ( $250 rebate)

Basic Path ( $400 for the following packet of measures:  attic air sealing, attic insulation, HVAC duct sealing, hot water pipe insulation, low-flow shower heads and a combustion safety test.)

Advanced Path  ($250 to $500 for improvement work that demonstrates modeled energy savings from 15% to 40%.)

Click here for the Energy Upgrade Application
SLE2 rebates are  for the improvement work supplemented by PGE rebates from $1,000 to $4000, after verification by PGE.

GreenPoint Rated - Existing Home

Work with a qualified GreenPoint Rater - Existing Homes from Build it Green,  to get your project certified under the Elements or Whole House program and receive a rebate for up to $1,000. These rebates can be combined with incentives for the above Energy Upgrade program, if using a qualified contractor under that program.

Go here for an application and the full terms and conditions for the rebates. 
Program funds are limited and must be expended by September 2012. 
Reservations for funds will be accepted until June 2012, but those interested are advised to apply early for these popular programs.

Please note that rebates may be taxable and you should consult a qualified tax professional if you have any questions.

Jennifer Courtney March 15, 2012 at 08:54 PM
As an addition to this, Energy Upgrade California has another component called Energize for the Prize; those who complete a home energy retrofit through the program have the chance to donate $100 to a local education organization, of which San Leandro Education Foundation is an option (the only participant in San Leandro). More at https://energyupgradeca.org/county/alameda/cbsm_overview


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