About Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California™ helps Los Angeles County homeowners make home upgrades to reduce energy use, conserve resources and create more comfortable and efficient homes. Participating homeowners may be eligible for up to $4,000 in rebates and incentives.
Collaboration and Funding
Energy Upgrade California in LA County is an unprecedented alliance among:
- The County of Los Angeles
- The cities within the County
- Southern California Edison
- Southern California Gas Company
- Municipal and publicly-owned utilities within the County
Funding for the program comes from four sources:
- Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2010 - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (stimulus package)
- U.S. Department of Energy Discretionary funds (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant)
- California Energy Commission (CEC)
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Whole House Residential Rebate Program
LA County received extra funds from the Federal Stimulus Package to help Energy Upgrade penetrate even deeper into the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Who Can Participate?
- Homeowners with detached single-family houses
New construction is not eligible. Renters are not eligible. The Energy Upgrade California incentives and rebates vary in the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Azusa and Vernon based on your utility provider. Contact an Energy Upgrade Participating Contractor to find out more. For residents of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and Southern California Gas Company will provide a local rebate/incentive for some home energy upgrades. For more information about rebates and incentives currently available to residents served by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, please contact 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397) or Southern California Gas Company at 1-800-427-2200.
Energy Upgrade California provides countywide benefits:
- Property owners benefit through rebates and incentives, plus potentially lower utility bills and a more comfortable, livable home
- The environment benefits through reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
- The economy benefits with thousands of long-term jobs to install the upgrades
Reducing the County's Carbon Footprint
The high amounts of energy and water used by older homes make up a significant portion of the County's overall electricity and natural gas use, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions as we produce all that energy. In fact, household energy use accounts for more than 20% of U.S. carbon emissions, about twice the pollution produced by passenger cars, according to the Pew Center on Climate Change Control.
Energy Upgrade California is an opportunity for homeowners to play a big part in decreasing energy usage and climate change challenges. According to the Department of Energy, today's technologies can easily reduce home energy use by at least 40%.
Critical Job Creation
Energy Upgrade California's goal is to create hundreds of construction and related jobs right here in LA County, most employed by medium and small businesses. In addition, the vast majority of the manufactured goods used for energy efficiency are produced in the US: 99% of duct sheet metal, 98% of vinyl windows and 96% of foam insulation, according to the International Trade Commission. The County is working with workforce training groups, community colleges, and other institutions to increase the pool of qualified contractors and workers who will be able to perform energy efficiency assessments, installations and inspections.
For More Information
Keep checking this website for updates.
You can also call 1-877-785-2237 or email LAhelpdesk@EnergyUpgradeCA.org for information.