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Energy Upgrade California™

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Energy Upgrade California

Sustainable Home Solutions is proud to announce we’ve been selected to help launch an exciting new statewide program that will help home owners reduce their resource consumption, and save money in the process.  Energy Upgrade California awards up to $4,000 in rebates, directly to homeowners, for energy efficiency upgrades in the PG&E service area.  It’s easier than ever to reduce home energy consumption, while also reducing the strain on your pocketbook.

How Does the Energy Upgrade California Program Work?

  • Homeowners can choose from two energy upgrade packages.
  • The Basic Upgrade Package is a fixed $1,000 rebate.
  • The Advanced Upgrade Package ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 depending on energy efficiency improvements.
  • PG&E also offers up to $1,000 in appliance rebates.
  • Local city or county rebates and incentives may also apply.

How Does the Rebate Work?

  • Sustainable Home Solutions, a qualified home performance contractor under the rebate program, will perform a comprehensive energy audit of your home.
  • We will then help you select and implement the most cost-effective improvements for your desired energy use reduction.
  • We will manage the application process for you.
  • The work will be performed and verified.
  • The rebate check will be sent directly to you.

What Type of Work Qualifies?

  • A Comprehensive Home Energy Audit
  • Insulation for Attics, Walls & Floors
  • Envelope Sealing
  • Duct Sealing
  • Furnace Replacement
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Door & Window Replacement
  • Energy Efficient Lighting

Why Participate in the Program?

  • Reduce energy consumption.
  • Reduce your home's operating costs.
  • Create a safer, healthier, more comfortable home.
  • Do your part to create a more sustainable environment.
  • Bragging rights.

Are There Other Requirements?

  • The property cannot be in default on property taxes nor have any city or county liens.
  • All applicable lead, asbestos & hazardous materials laws must be followed.
  • Building permits must be obtained as required.
  • Historical and future PG&E data must be released.

Why Choose Sustainable Home Solutions?

  • Sustainable Home Solutions is a licensed and insured California General Building Contractor: License #614894.
  • We serve Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties.
  • The owner, Ron Jones, is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst and Envelope Professional.
  • Sustainable Home Solutions is the most experienced and highly trained building performance contractor in the area.
  • Sustainable Home Solutions evaluates your house as a system to insure the safe, comfortable, durable and resource efficient home you deserve.

  • Our holistic approach allows us to prioritize your upgrade efforts to insure the best return on your investment.
  • Sustainable Home Solutions provides all auditing, testing in, remodeling, and testing out procedures necessary for the Energy Upgrade California program.
  • Sustainable Home Solutions will manage the application process for you.
  • Sustainable Home Solutions can also help you select the best financing option for the after rebate cost of your home energy improvements. For more information, visit

Which Program is Right for You?

For more information on the Energy Upgrade California pckage that is best for you, please visit our pages which discuss:

 Call Sustainable Home Solutions today to schedule your comprehensive home energy audit:



Building Performance Institute
Efficiency First