Energy Upgrade California

News and blog by Energy Upgrade California

  Article
Energy-efficient home in Oceanside, CA
Post date: Sep 04, 13

Even a mild Oceanside winter can make a home uncomfortable if it's not properly insulated and sealed. That's what Mark and Jenny Zajac discovered after purchasing their 1970s split-level home last year.

"It was quite drafty and we had to use space heaters in our son's bedroom and in our home office," Jenny recalled. She said the summer was no better, reporting the house would get up to over 90 degrees.

  Article
Couple standing in front of energy-efficienct home
Post date: Aug 30, 13

When Michael and Jessica Wolf bought their 1911-built Craftsman home in the South Park area of San Diego, it came with the original furnace and a lot of air leakage. "The house was very drafty with air coming in through the windows and floors," recalls Michael.

To make the home more comfortable, the couple incorporated energy upgrades into their remodel plans. Improvements included new ducts, air sealing, attic and wall insulation and a tankless water heater. They also had dual-pane windows and ENERGY STAR appliances installed.

  Article
Post date: Jul 29, 13

In 2010, Tony and Cindy bought a remodeled 25-year-old home in Spring Valley. They quickly discovered the temperatures in the home were inconsistent and uncomfortable. "Our house was really cold in the winter and it got really hot in the summer," says Cindy. They knew there was very little insulation in the attic, and a home energy assessment conducted last year revealed gaping holes in the ducts.

  Article
Post date: Jul 29, 13

Beth and Paul's beautiful La Mesa home used to have one major problem. "The living room was unbearable in the summer," says Beth. "It felt like you could cook a chicken in there.” Their floor-to-ceiling, west-facing windows were partly to blame, but there was more to the story.

  Article
Post date: Jul 29, 13

Is an 87-year-old home destined to be drafty? Shirley of North Park knows the answer is no. After enduring 13 chilly winters, she decided to make her living environment more comfortable.

“Inside this 1920s vintage house it was extremely cold in the winter and I had to wear heavy sweaters most of the time and use extra blankets,” Shirley recalls. "The bathroom was so cold that I would run a space heater in there before taking a shower.”

  Article
Mobile exhibit guides residents to home energy savings
Post date: Jan 15, 12
Mobile exhibit guides residents to home energy savings.CCSE sent its newly developed Energy Upgrade California Roadshow, a mobile educational exhibit about home energy efficiency, on a statewide tour

Pages

Chuck Colgan's picture

Financing of Energy Storage Systems Focus of San Francisco Event

CSE's Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) will present a panel of experts exploring the growing market for energy storage technologies in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the San Francisco Main Public Library.

Chuck Colgan's picture

Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council Kicks Off California Tour in San Diego

Admission to all events and live webcasts is free for government officials, financial experts, energy improvement contractors, real estate professionals and others throughout California

CSE’s Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) is kicking off a two-year tour of California to increase awareness of financing programs and options that support home and commercial energy improvement projects throughout the state in an effort to help stimulate clean energy adoption.

Pages