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Energy Upgrade California – El Cerrito rebates

No cost home energy audit for El Cerrito homes
This audit is your first step to qualify for up to $4,500 in rebates and credits for energy efficiency upgrades.

The El Cerrito Environmental Services Division subsidizes our special El Cerrito $250 audit cost, so your out of pocket cost is zero. We will come to your house and complete a whole house energy performance assessment. After which, your home would potentially qualify for energy efficiency rebates under the Energy Upgrade California Program (

Eligibility for El Cerrito home energy audit rebate
Energy assessments must be performed by a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified building analyst or contractor, completed for single-family dwellings in the City of El Cerrito, and performed no earlier than 2/1/11. Kobban Builders is an approved contractor for both the El Cerrito rebate and Energy Upgrade California rebates.

Funding is limited. Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-serve basis until 12/31/2011, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

Additional money available for energy upgrade work
Completing an audit provides you with a blueprint for which work should be done to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money. PG&E is subsidizing the cost of doing any energy upgrade work. The incentive amounts are based on the estimated energy savings achieved by completing the work:


Estimated Energy Savings Combined Rebates and Tax Credits
15% $2,000
20% $2,500
25% $3,000
30% $3,500
35% $4,000
40% $4,500