Starting on July 6, Berkeley residential and commercial properties will qualify for Federal stimulus funding for energy efficiency. Single-family and duplex homes may qualify for as much as $8,500, including rebates through PG&E. Commercial and multifamily properties may qualify for as much as $30,000.

Rebates can be used to improve comfort, durability and air quality and can work to help you save money on your energy bills.

The City of Berkeley writes:

The ME2 for Berkeley cash incentives will be provided through federal stimulus funds awarded to Berkeley from the U.S. Department of Energy. ME2 for Berkeley is an important part of Berkeley’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by 33% over the next 10 years and 80% by 2050 while creating green jobs in our community.

To learn more about how to qualify for cash incentives for energy efficiency audits and improvements for your Berkeley home or business, visit the City of Berkeley website and/or attend one of two public workshops: on Tuesday June 15, 6-8pm at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue,  or Thursday June 17, 6-8pm at the South Berkeley Senior Center at 2939 Ellis Street.

Learn more about the city’s Climate Action Plan, also on its website.

First published on Home Spun, the Berkeley Hills Realty blog.

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