Money for Energy Efficiency: ME2 for You

Money for Energy Efficiency (ME2) Program was a limited-time-only program that provided cash incentives for energy efficiency upgrades in Berkeley homes and businesses. The ME2 program was funded by $1,013,500 in federal stimulus money awarded to Berkeley from the U.S. Department of Energy. The City of Berkeley offered financial incentives to owners of residential, commercial and industrial properties to conduct energy audits and make energy efficiency improvements. Learn about the success of the ME2 program, check out the ME2 Outcomes Evaluation Report.

The ME2 program was based on a whole building approach that utilized comprehensive energy assessments to identify and prioritize opportunities for energy savings. ME2 rebates incentivized energy assessments and energy upgrades such as insulation, air sealing and more efficient heating systems.

The ME2 program has concluded. It ran from July 2010 to September 2012. It was developed as a pilot program to bring the latest in building science research to policy design and implementation. Energy efficiency rebates are still available however through Energy Upgrade California (www.energyupgradeca.org). Current rebate and incentive program information is tailored by county.

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