The San Diego Home Energy Upgrade ( SDHEU) program provides incentives for packaged measures of comprehensive, whole-house energy upgrades. The incentive structure is designed to build on existing energy upgrade programs and varies based on the program for which a particular household qualifies.
Below is an example of the incentive levels for eligible participants.
|Low - Moderate Income (up to 400% poverty)||EUC (Basic Path)||EUSD $1,000|
|Low - Moderate Income (up to 400% poverty)||EUC (Advanced Path)||EUSD Up to $4,500|
The program will provide rebates up to the total project cost. Rebates will be paid to the qualified contractor performing the work once the retrofit has been completed and verified by the program administrator.
The SDHEU program encourages resident participation in the SDG&E LIEE, ESAP, Energy Upgrade California™, Weatherization Assistance and SDG&E MIDI programs as appropriate for income-qualified applicants. By incorporating and leveraging these programs, eligible participants can draw on a variety of installation measures while minimizing the overall costs of improvements.
Installation measures may include, but are not limited to, the following:
|Envelope sealing||Space cooling equipment|
|Roof/attic insulation||Air infiltration testing|
|Wall insulation||Duct sealing and insulation|
|Floor insulation||Water heating equipment|
|Cool roof or radiant barrier||Indoor and outdoor lighting|
|Space heating equipment||Kitchen appliances (refrigerators and dishwasher)|
The first step in the SDHEU Matching Incentive process is a home energy assessment with a participating Energy Upgrade California contractor or rater. Homeowners may select a participating contractor or rater from a list or choose to be contacted by the next available contractor.
SDHEU rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until June 2013 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.