Energy Savings for Multifamily Properties

MCE and the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) are working together to provide multifamily property owners with rebates as well as free comprehensive assessments and consultations for energy and water saving measures.

Plus multifamily property owners or renters who meet specific income requirements can receive additional rebates for energy saving measures, as part of MCE’s Low Income Families & Tenants (LIFT) Program.

The rebates as well as the comprehensive assessments and consultations are available on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t miss out!


  • $1,000 per unit
  • $1,200 extra per unit for income-qualified multifamily property owners or renters through the LIFT Program
  • FREE comprehensive assessment and consultation with a multifamily energy and water expert


Your multifamily property:

  • must be located in MCE’s service area
  • must have 4 or more units
  • can be affordable housing, market-rate rentals, condominiums, or other ownership configurations

To qualify for additional rebates through the LIFT Program, a unit household must meet the following income requirements:

Number of People in Household Total Gross Annual Household Income*
1-2 $33,820 or less
3 $42,660 or less
4 $51,500 or less
5 $60,340 or less
6 $69,180 or less
7 $78,020 or less
8 $86,860 or less
9 $95,700 or less
10 $104,540 or less
Each additional person, add $8,840
*Before taxes based on current income sources. Valid through May 31, 2020.


  • Apply Online or Get in Touch

    Complete the Interest Form or contact or (855) 213-2838.

  • Get Your Free Energy and Water Savings Plan

    MCE and BayREN’s consultant will work with you to customize an energy and water savings plan that matches the needs of your multifamily property. The plan includes an analysis of your utility bills, evaluation of potential cost-saving improvements, overview of available incentives, green labeling options, and an on-site visit to verify installed enhancements.

  • Reserve Your Rebate

    This will hold those funds for your proposed project, as long as you meet expected benchmarks.

  • Move Forward with Installation

    Once the project scope has been finalized, you will select your own licensed contractors and manage the installation with our consultant’s assistance.

  • Submit Post-Install Documentation

    Notify MCE and BayREN upon project completion to start the project closeout process. After an on-site verification, the rebate check will be mailed to you within 7-10 business days.

Energy Savings Interest Form for Multifamily Properties

Property Contact Type:

Property Name:
Project Street Address:
Project City:
Project County:
Project Zip Code:
# of Total Units at Property:
# of Multifamily Buildings on Property:
# of Building Stories:
Year Built:
Year of Last Major Rehab:
Deed-Restricted Affordable Housing?:
Any Subsidized or Section 8 Tenants?:
Rental or owner-occupied (e.g., condo)?:
Electricity Service Provider:
Natural Gas Service Provider:
Utility Account Number:
Heating System Type:
Cooling Type:
Water Heater Type:
Types of Upgrades (hold "ctrl" to select mulitple options):
When will you complete construction?:
How did you find out about the program?: