Apartment Buildings

Building Improvements

Get cash back and no-cost consulting services for building energy and water upgrades.

Whether you have to replace outdated equipment, need to comply with energy codes, or simply want to take advantage of the latest, most efficient and money-saving technology, BayREN will help you plan and pay for improvements designed to save 15% or more of your building’s energy usage.

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Cash Back

Improve your property, decrease your utility bills and earn at least $750 per unit in cash-back rebates.

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Case Studies

Bay Area building owners are bringing their properties into the 21st century with equipment that saves money and reduces energy use.

No-cost Consulting

Work with a consultant who will discuss your priorities and help you plan the best combination of upgrades for your property. Services include:

  • Energy and water usage analysis and site visit
  • Review of your options and energy savings potential before you committ
  • Referrals to all available incentives and programs (including PG&E, MCE & more)​

Cash Rebates

Your BayREN program consultant will work with you to:

  • Customize a package of improvements that are expected to save 15% or more of your whole building's energy use
  • Calculate and apply for whole building rebates at $750 per unit

You may:

  • Choose your own contractors
  • Choose in-unit and/or common area improvements

Access to Financing

Your BayREN consultant can present a customized list of financing options to help fund your energy efficiency projects. The service provides flexible financing options, which can include:

  • Multiple lender options and financing products
  • Competitive rates and terms
  • Support with the application and closing process
  • Project cash flow analysis

A variety of lenders & financing types are available for different project sizes and scopes.

Description

Protect your properties against utility volatility and save big on water and energy bills with technology designed for the 21st century.

Qualifying projects include:

  • Heating & cooling systems
  • Water heating systems
  • Gas to electric conversions
  • Lighting & appliances
  • Building sealing & insulation
  • Electrification measures
  • Windows & more
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Program participation is limited based on funding availability. Apply now.

Rebate

Improvements designed to save 15% or more of your building’s energy usage qualify for $750 cash back per unit.

Multiply the number of units by $750 to calculate your rebate.

Program participation is limited based on funding availability.

Eligibility

All multifamily properties with five or more dwelling units in the nine county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma) are eligible to apply.

First priority is given to properties that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Contains less than 100 units
  • Is a deed-restricted or naturally-occurring affordable property
  • Has a resident ownership structure such as an HOA or co-op
  • Is located within a disadvantaged community (determined by the AB 1550 Low-Income Communities map)

Properties that do not meet these criteria, or are not sure, are still encouraged to fill out an interest form, as certain exceptions can be made based on property location and scope of work. Properties not served by PG&E, or properties in cities with municipal utilities (Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Healdsburg) may be ineligible or face project limitations.

If funding is still available after July 1st, the program will begin accepting all eligible properties on a first-come first-served basis.

Projects must be designed to reduce energy consumption by at least 15%. Both in-unit and common area upgrades are eligible.

Building upgrades that are already in progress or have been completed are not eligible for rebates.

How to Apply

Your BayREN program consultant will work with you to:

  • Customize a package of improvements that are expected to save 15% or more of your whole building's energy use.
  • Calculate and apply for whole building rebates at $750 per unit

Funds are limited. Complete BayREN’s Interest & Eligibility Form to apply. A BayREN consultant will contact you within 3-5 business days.