Sustainability Programs For Contractors

Community Development Agency

If you are a general, plumbing, HVAC, or insulation contractor, you can take advantage of training resources to expand your knowledge base and skill sets and participate in rebate programs to grow your business. If you have any questions about the programs and resources listed below, feel free to call our office at (415) 473-2698 or email energy@marincounty.org

 

BayREN Home+

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) Home+ program provides rebates for single family home energy efficiency projects. Eligible measures include, HVAC upgrades, hot water heater upgrades, insulation, building air sealing, duct replacements, and more. Contractors must sign up with the BayREN Home+ program in order to offer rebates. Contractor participation is free.

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

To sign up to become a participating contractor, call (866) 878-3008 ext. 3 or email support@bayren.org.

Home+ Program Details

 

BayREN/MCE Clean Energy Midstream Heat Pump Water Heater Incentive

Contractors working in the MCE Clean Energy service territory can receive a direct-to-contractor $1,000 incentive for qualifying residential heat pump water heater projects.

Visit the program website for more information and to sign up.

Electrify Marin

Electrify Marin provides residents in Marin County with rebates for switching from gas appliances to energy efficient electric options. Eligible projects include heat pump space heaters, mini-split space heaters, heat pump water heaters, induction cooking, and service panel upgrades (when needed for an electrification project). This rebate is applied for by the residents, which means no extra paperwork for the contractor.

Visit the Electrify Marin page for more information.

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.