Sustainability Programs For Contractors

Community Development Agency

Are you a licensed HVAC or general contractor working in Marin County? Would you like to offer rebates for energy efficiency work or expand your business to offer energy efficiency to your clients? Free training and support is available. Review the resources below or call our office at 415-473-2698.

Home Upgrade

Through Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade, general and specialty contractors can offer rebates of up to $6,800 for doing energy efficiency work for their clients. Eligible measures include installing efficient furnaces, repairing and replacing ducts, window replacement, improving building insulation and air sealing, hot water heaters, and more. Participation in the program is free but a 2-day on-boarding course is required. Visit the BayREN website to sign up for the next session and learn about the requirements.

Participating contractors are included in BayREN marketing efforts and the Home Upgrade Advisor referral service. 

Rebate Program Details

Marin Builders Association Lending Tool Library

The Marin Builders Association Lending Tool Library loans building measurement equipment free of charge to qualified Marin County professionals working on short term energy efficiency projects. Available tools include the Blower Door, Duct Blaster, Thermal Imager, and more. 

Visit the Marin Builders Association website to learn more and reserve equipment. 

BayREN Title 24 Training

The BayREN Codes & Standards program offers free training designed to educate both local officials and the private sector building community in key aspects of code compliance and enforcement. To learn more and browse the current course offerings, visit the BayREN C&S website. If you are interested in attending a training, please call our office at (415) 473-2698. 

Energy Code Ace Title 24 Training

Energy Code Ace offers free Title 24 Part 6 training for building departments and the private sector. The program is sponsored by the California Statewide Codes & Standards program funded by the California Investor Owned Utilities. Visit their website to view course offerings, dates and location. 

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is a new and innovative way for property owners to secure upfront funding for energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy, and seismic improvement projects. The loan is repaid through an up to 20-year special line item on the property tax. The loan is tied to the property, not the individual, so credit score does not factor into the loan. The companies that supply PACE financing (PACE Providers) require jurisdiction approval to operate. Visit our Energy Financing page to learn which PACE Providers are available in your client's city or town.

Contractors are required to sign up through each PACE Provider in order to offer their services. The following links lead to the current PACE providers operating in unincorporated Marin County.