No-Cost Home Energy and Water Tune-Up for San Diego Residents

CSE's Home Energy and Water Tune-Up program, funded by the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, offered residents step-by-step education on how to prioritize energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-saving upgrades.

During 2014-17, home energy coaches provided two-hour, in-home, customized assessments of the energy and water performance of more than 300 homes in San Diego and educated homeowners and renters on prioritizing upgrades and the benefits of adding renewable technologies, such as solar and energy storage. The coaches analyzed participants’ energy use patterns and supplied at no-cost LED lightbulbs, faucet aerators, thermostatic shut-off valves, smart power strips and other gadgets to help curb energy and water consumption. The map below shows the distribution of home tune-ups and individual measures taken since 2015.

In addition, CSE held 11 workshops and staffed 15 community outreach events, engaging more than 650 individuals about home energy efficiency and how to choose more efficient appliances and products by looking for the ENERGY STAR® label.

Overall, from 2015 to 2016, the program saved an average of 13,544 kilowatt-hours and 516 therms per participant over the life cycle of all installed energy- and water-efficiency upgrades.

The Home Energy and Water Tune-up program was provided by the Center for Sustainable Energy with funding from the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership and The San Diego Foundation.

This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.