Energy Upgrade California Overview • Partnership between the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commissions • Collaboration with the local city and county governments, investor-owned utilities and municipally-owned utilities • Vision: Create a sustained home performance industry and transform the market for energy efficient existing home retrofits
Basic Energy Upgrade Insulation of Hot Water Piping Attic Insulation Air Sealing Rebate $1,000 Average 10% Duct Sealing Energy Savings Combustion Safety Thermostatic Shower Valve
Advanced Energy Upgrade Diagnostic Energy Upgrade Assessment Custom Package may include:Basic Energy Upgrade Measures Rebate • Wall Insulation up to • HVAC Upgrades • DHW Upgrades $4,000 • Lighting Upgrades Based on • Appliance Upgrades Comprehensive modeled Work Scope • Low-flow water fixtures energy savings • And Many Other Measures… Combustion Safety
Advanced Energy Upgrade Rebates 10% $1,250 15% $1,500 20% $2,000 25% $2,500 30% $3,000 35% $3,500 40% + $4,000 • Plus up to $500 in Federal energy tax credits and up to $4,000 Chula Vista matching rebates
Participation Process Flow % Change Between Test-in & Test-out Determines Rebate
A Note on Participating Contractors TEST - DON’T GUESS! • Understand house-as-a-system • Test, Diagnose and Solve energy, comfort, indoor air quality, safety and durability issues • Strong emphasis on homeowner safety by conducting combustion safety tests • Identify cost effective energy upgrade opportunities for homeowners • Provide comprehensive turn-key solutions
Contractor Code of Ethics • Be open and transparent with homeowner • Address all homeowner questions promptly • Provide a list of all subcontractors participating on a project • Provide progress updates to homeowner throughout the project • Respect the property – correct any damage • Provide warranties on all installed equipment and/or materials • Ensure homeowner understands the rebate process • Final payment is not required until all work is complete
Contractor Considerations • All Companies – Licensed & insured – Present the same forms for completion and signature – Follow the same diagnostic testing procedures – Pull all necessary permits • Smaller Companies – May be able to provide more individual attention – May move faster – May charge higher prices • Larger Companies – May be limited in ability to provide individual attention due to heavier work load – May move slower – May charge lower prices
Quality Control • All participating contractors will undergo quality assurance reviews by third party consultant – First 10 projects, then 1 in 7 – Your project may be reviewed – Please facilitate this step – it helps inform the program and ensures proper use of tax-payer dollars • Your project results are important and will help inform the program moving forward – Please sign the Authorization Form so your data is available to program managers
Pop Quiz • Jane’s back bedroom is always too hot or too cold, and the air flowing out of the register never seems as strong as in other rooms of the house. Jane’s sonalso suffers What is the problem?from allergies.Is there a A. The furnace or AC unit is too small.connection? B. The ducts leading to that room are leaky (or disconnected). C. Insulation in the attic above the bedroom is improperly installed (no insulation?). D. Jane needs a solar PV system. E. A, B and/or C.
Jane’s Energy Upgrade • Whole house air sealing • Attic insulation • New, more efficient air conditioner • New, more efficient and smaller furnace • New ducts • Performance improvement: 41% • Total project cost: $15,574.00 • Total rebate: $4,000.00 • Project cost after rebate: $11,574.00 • Simple payback: 4 years
If Jane went solar… 5 kW Solar PV Installation • Annual energy savings: 45% • Total project cost: $40,000.00 • Total rebate: $13,225.00 • Project cost after rebate: $26,775.00 • Simple payback: 13 years • No comfort improvements • No indoor air quality improvements
Another Pop Quiz • The Diaz Family’s utility bills are too high each month, and their rooms are too hot and cold. What is the problem? A. Furnace is too small. B. Kids leave the lights on. C. Kids take really long showers. D. Not enough attic insulation (or none at all). E. Any or all of the above.
Diaz Family’s Energy Upgrade • Whole house air sealing The Diaz • Attic insulationFamily lives in Chula Vista! • New water heater • Performance improvement: 31% • Total project cost: $8,383.00 • Total rebate: $6,000.00 • Project cost after rebate: $2,383.00 • Simple payback: 7 years
Financing Your Upgrade • FHA Power Saver Loan (now) – Quicken Loans, 5-7%, 20 year term • San Diego Metro Credit Union (~June) – SDMCU members, rate & term TBA • County of San Diego low interest loan (~July) – Secured by loan loss reserve • CHF low interest loan (~July) – Residents of San Diego County • EEM, HELOC, HUD Title 1 (now) – More on www.energyupgradeca.org
www.energyupgradeca.org • One-Stop Shop for homeowners and contractors • Consolidated information on rebates and financing available in your area • Reliable information on home energy upgrades • Qualified Energy Upgrade Contractor listings • Workforce development and training opportunities for contractors • Quality Assurance on all Energy Upgrade jobs
Next steps 1. Visit www.energyupgradeca.org and check out the available resources. 2. Take the Home Energy Efficiency Survey at www.sdge.com/saveenergy. 3. Call a participating contractor and arrange for an interview.
CCSE Contact Information California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) 8690 Balboa Ave, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123 858-244-1177 www.energycenter.org/upgrade Matthew Messina Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Lindsey Taggart Associate Program Manager email@example.com