The 2017 Multifamily Upgrade Program is Open!

2016 was a great year for the Pacific Gas and Electric Multifamily Upgrade Program. Thanks to our partner raters and contractors, 3,100 units completed upgrades with an average of $625 per unit and $56,954 in total project incentives paid to owners. 2016 also saw participants secure an average energy reduction of 19%. With more interest in the program than ever, we have expanded the program’s scope to reward participants who invest in comprehensive energy retrofits.

To express interest in the 2017 program, take the first step by filling out a program interest form and registering for an upcoming orientation program (see below).

2017 Program Orientations

The Multifamily Upgrade Program team will conduct orientation webinars, for both program partners (contractors and raters) and participants (owners and managers) for the 2017 program year.

  • Program partners: Click here to register and join us on January 18th at 10:00 AM.
  • Program participants: Click here to register and join us on January 26th at 11:00 AM.

Program Updates for 2017: New Performance Standards and Incentive Structure

In 2017, we are introducing minimum performance requirements for installed measures (referencing ENERGY STAR and other standards). 2017 will also bring an adjustment to the incentive scale, shown below:


Incentives are calculated at one percent increments increasing by $25/unit from 10-18 percent improvement and $75/unit 19 percent improvement or greater.

New Opportunities for 2017

In addition to the new performance standards, the Multifamily Upgrade Program is collaborating with PG&E’s CSI Solar Thermal program, which will provide program participants with a solar installation option as part of their project. In response to California’s ongoing drought, we are connecting customers with water savings opportunities to include resources for drought tolerant landscaping and the continuation of incentives for low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and water efficient appliances.

We at the Multifamily Upgrade Program are excited to help you achieve greater energy savings, reduce demand from the grid, and help California determine its energy future. Find out how you can become part of this future. Fill out an interest form or call us at (866) 352-7457 today.