Sustainability Programs For Businesses

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Business Energy Efficiency Project Highlights

Energy Efficiency Resources

Small to medium sized businesses have access to project support and financial incentives for doing energy efficiency improvements through the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Marin County Energy Watch Partnership. Eligible projects include lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration energy efficiency improvements.

The Marin Energy Watch Program works with The Energy Alliance Association (TEAA) Inc. to provide audits, referrals to qualified contractors, and project oversight. Contact TEAA at or call (707) 542-3171.

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BayREN Business Program

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) Business Program provides small businesses with energy-efficient lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration equipment at no out-of-pocket cost. Visit the program website to learn more and get started.


Energy Efficiency Project Financing

PG&E 0% Interest Loan

PG&E is offering 0% interest loans for qualifying energy efficiency projects. Loan terms and monthly payment amounts are determined based on your estimated monthly savings from the new products. Business customers may qualify for loans between $5,000 and $100,000, with loan periods of up to five years. Visit their website for more information.


BayREN Microloan Program

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) has partnered with the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) to provide small businesses with 0% loans (up to $2,500) for making energy efficiency improvements. Visit the program website for details and to apply.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

PACE financing allows property owners (residential or commercial) to secure upfront financing for energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy, and seismic building improvements which are repaid through a special line item on the property taxes. The loan is tied to the property, not the individual or business, so credit score is not factored in and the loan is not considered personal debt. The loan also stays with the property, not the individual, so if a property owner decided to move before the loan term ends, they are not responsible for the remaining amount due on the loan. Visit our Financing page to learn more and see which PACE Provider companies are offered in your jurisdiction.

Green Business Program

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The Green Business Program is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and non-profits organizations. We recognize and promote businesses that demonstrate continuous compliance with applicable environmental regulations, conserve energy, water, and other materials, implement sound environmental practices that prevent pollution and waste generation, and share environmentally responsible practices with other businesses in our community. Visit our Green Business Program page to learn more.