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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 technical assistance for energy and water saving measures.

Plus multifamily property owners and 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. Those located in Marin County can receive additional home health and safety measures through MCE and the Marin Community Foundation (MCF).

The rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t miss out!


  • Up to $1,000 per unit
  • Extra $1,200 per unit for income-qualified multifamily property owners or renters through the LIFT Program
  • Extra $2,250 per unit for income-qualified multifamily property owners and renters in Marin County for home health and safety measures through MCE and MCF
  • 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.

To qualify for additional home health and safety measures, a unit household also must meet the following income requirements and be located within Marin County. Customers outside Marin County can work with property owners and managers to follow these 8 Elements of a Healthy Home.

Number of People in Household Total Gross Annual Household Income*
1-2 $34,480 or less
3 $43,440 or less
4 $52,400 or less
5 $61,360 or less
6 $70,320 or less
7 $79,280 or less
8 $88,240 or less
9 $97,200 or less
10 $106,160 or less
Each additional person, add $8,960
*Before taxes based on current income sources. Valid through May 31, 2021.


  • 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

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