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.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
- 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- Federal Tax Credits
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