Jan 23, 2013 4:00 PM  PST

New Rebate Opportunities with Energy Upgrade California!

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January | 2013


Southern California Announcements

Increased Rebates for Energy Upgrade California
in Los Angeles County!


Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County has just made it easier for you to make home improvements that can save energy and make your home more comfortable. You can now receive rebates of up to $4500 for upgrading your home.

Getting an Advanced Upgrade Package also helps you earn 20 of the 25 minimum points required for the Green Point Rated label.

Find out how much you can save today!



Learn About Financing and Loan Programs in Our Upcoming FREE Webinars & Class

Take advantage of the upcoming free webinars and class presented to you by Southern California Edison Company and the California Public Utilities Commission. Learn from industry experts about the attractive rates and terms offered by the LA County Energy Loan Program, and about special financing tools and products to help your clients do energy upgrades and make their green dream home a reality.

FREE Webinar: LA County Energy Loan Program
for Energy Upgrade CA

Wednesday, Feb 6 | 3 – 4pm | Register Now
Friday, Feb 22 | 3 – 4 pm | Register Now


FREE Class: Financing Opportunities for Green,
Energy Efficient Homes

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 11am – 1pm | Register Now
South Bay Association of REALTORS®
22833 Arlington Ave., Torrance

Pre-registration is encouraged



Northern California Announcements

Over 3600 Rebates Redeemed for
Energy Efficiency Upgrades


Our PG&E Whole House team administers the Energy Upgrade California program for PG&E territory, offering technical support and training for contractors and helping them through the submittal process for the rebates on energy upgrade -- savings which can be a powerful incentive for potential clients to make green upgrades to their home. This program is putting contractors back to work while making homes more healthy and energy efficient, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions. And, we've got over 4600 more projects in the pipeline, so the good work continues!


Get Certified at Our Upcoming Training

California Multifamily Existing Building Training
This five and a half-day training aims to train qualified HERS II Raters and other qualified professionals to support the upgrade of 500 multifamily units under PG&E's Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Pilot Program, and will position participants to perform work under the 2014 full program roll-out.

The training agenda includes:
  • Multifamily central systems for BPI
    Multifamily Building Analyst
  • Supplemental HERS II content specific
    to multifamily content
  • Energy Audit protocols
  • BPI Multifamily and GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Multifamily program and verification protocols
  • Tools to complete a rating
  • Half-day field tutorial
Class will be held February 5th through 8th from 8 am to 5 pm at the CSU East Bay Oakland Center, with tutorial and written exams to follow on February 11th and 12th. To qualify to perform whole building energy audits, recommendations and third-party verifications under this program, raters must have completed the California Multifamily Existing Building Training.

Check here to see if you qualify and for additional details.


FREE Premiere REALTOR™ Networking
Event and Lunch


The Green Home Advantage: Opportunities
for the Real Estate Professional

Wednesday, Feb 27 | 11:30 – 1:30 pm| Register Now
Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville

Buying and selling green homes is the future. Attend this event presented by GreenPoint Rated and Build It Green and meet lenders, appraisers, and other real estate professionals who can help you stand out and become a lead resource for green homes.

You will learn:
  • About the growing financial advantages of green homes
  • How to help clients qualify for rebates and financing
  • How to expand your client's purchase options
  • How to increase your referral opportunities
  • How to maximize your industry relationships to
    close the deal
Do not miss this opportunity. Seating is limited so register today!


For additional information on this article, please contact:
 
(510) 590-3360
 
Source: Build It Green  

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