June Program Newsletter

Multifamily Program News

Secure your spot in the program today!

Since January of this year, the Multifamily Upgrade Program has supported increased efficiency, safety, and comfort in more than 3,300 units. The program is first-come, first-served, and we are ready to work with you on projects planning to complete in 2017, as well as projects planned for the future. If you submit an interest form today, we will ensure that your project is prioritized for incentive opportunity.
To secure incentives for your properties, and receive help with benchmarking your portfolio, click here to submit an interest form. To find out more about program offerings, visit our website at www.multifamilyupgrade.com

Industry News

Competition from new properties? An energy efficiency retrofit can help you stand out. 

Exterior-Multifamily1Northern California continues to produce steady job and population growth, and construction of new apartments and condos are following suit. In the City of San Francisco alone, there are 63,000 units slated for new construction. In downtown Sacramento, there are 13,000 units planned or in development. How do older properties compete with newly construction properties such as these?


Energy Savings Tips

Water and Energy Savings Nexus

The drought may be over, but water cost control should still a priority for California property owners. As we approach the heat of summer, water use due to landscaping, pools, and spas increase, and so do water and sewer costs. In addition to the cost of water, the energy used to heat water—15% of utility bills on average—presents an opportunity for multifamily properties to conserve water and reduce spending on both water and energy. Click below to find out how your property can take control of water costs.


Equipment Explainer

Solar Thermal: What is it and how can it help your property?

As the prices for solar panels drop and government tax credits stay high, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are as popular as ever. But did you know that there is another type of solar technology that can reduce your water heating bills? While solar PV converts the energy of the sun’s rays into electricity, solar thermal technology works by capturing and transferring the heat of the sun to your hot water supply.