Resources and Rebates

PG&E offers rebates for installing energy efficient appliances, heating and cooling systems, pool pumps and motors, lighting, and general improvements. See the PG&E site for all the details.

Continuing education and networking for public agencies, non-profits, and building professionals

  • Listing of certified green architects and building contractors
  • Materials database: extensive listing of green products, materials, and technologies available in the Bay Area
  • Green home tours, workshops and presentations

Energy Upgrade California is a one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that lower energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.

  • Plan your upgrade projects
  • Locate participating contractors
  • Find rebates and incentives

Flex Your Power is the California program launched to make residents and businesses aware of energy issues in California. The site provides information on:

  • Flex Alerts, which are urgent calls for California businesses, residents, and the government to voluntarily reduce energy use.
  • Energy efficiency and conservation information for residents, businesses, industry, local governments, schools, and agriculture.
  • Incentives/rebates, technical assistance, retailers, product guides, case studies and more.
  • Extensive collection of green building resources: market research, publications, presentations, and links to additional resources
  • LEED® Rating System info: case studies, training, certification, workshops

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to save money and protect the environment through

  • Energy efficient products and practices.
  • Federal Tax credits and rebates
  • Information on energy efficient appliances and equipment
  • ENERGY STAR appliances and building strategies
  • News, info, research results, discussion forums, references, calendar of events, and searchable databases
  • Targeted to water conservation professionals, but freely accessible to the general public
  • Links to Water Saver Home (www.h2ouse.net), a virtual encyclopedia of water saving tips for indoor and outdoor uses
  • For Consumers: Information on indoor air quality and tip sheets to help identify and reduce pollutants in the home
  • For Builders: Guidelines and Registered House Builder training for building homes with better indoor air quality
  • Extensive information and resources on how to use water efficiently
  • Applicable to all water users from homeowners to governments
  • Extensive information and resources on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • IAQ INFO: hotline to help locate information: 800-438-4318
Testimonials

It was a pleasure working with you. You came when you said you would, did what you said you would and did a great job. What a novel idea!
--Kathy and Dave Mayfield, Sunnyvale
Kitchen and Family Room Remodel

Thank you John, for the wonderful team you have. Everyone is so professional, polite, and helpful in understanding the process. You guys are wonderful.
--Javier and Kathy Farinas, Los Altos
Bedrooms, Family Room, and Laundry Room

John and Lynn Hammerschmidt were a real pleasure to work with on our interior remodeling project, always polite and always keeping us informed. On top of that, the Hammerschmidt crew and subcontractors were professional and thorough.
--Craig and Edie Schamp
Whole House Remodel

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