Saving Energy & Money in Multifamily Properties

There is significant energy-saving potential in Berkeley's multifamily properties. Capturing that potential not only reduces energy use, but also lowers operating costs for property owners and increases comfort and energy affordability for tenants. Energy efficiency rebates and assistance are currently available for multifamily property owners.

Multifamily Building Energy Upgrade Rebates:

Energy Upgrade California in the Bay Area offers free energy planning assistance and cash rebates for multifamily properties that undertake energy and green upgrades. The program  assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save 8% or more of  a building's energy usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade. The program is open to multifamily buildings with five or more attached dwelling units. Submit the  on-line interest form to enroll, send an email to or call 510-891-6558 to get started.

Summary of Program Offerings




Free Energy Consultant

Customized project consultation

Value of up to $5,000 paid for by the program

Cash Rebate

Flat per-unit rebate paid to property owner for achieving 8% or greater whole building savings through multiple energy saving improvements

$750 per unit




For more information, visit Multifamily.EnergyUpgradeCA.Org or register to attend an in-person workshop at www.MultifamilyGreen.Org/Workshops.

Other Resources for Multifamily Property Owners:


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