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Incentives are available for property owners in Napa County who are rebuilding homes lost in the October 2017 and 2018 wildfires.

Receive up to $17,500 in incentives when you include energy efficiency and renewable energy features into your home.

Providing you with $17,500 to rebuild an efficient, sustainable home.
MCE, The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), BayREN, Napa County, and PG&E have joined efforts to help property owners in Napa County who lost homes in the October 2017 and 2018 wildfires. Advanced Energy Rebuild Napa will provide incentive to support homeowners in rebuilding energy efficient, sustainable homes. The program is an enhancement to PG&E’s long-standing California Advanced Homes Program, and offers additional incentives.

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Your Home. Your Choice.

Choose from one of the options below:

Add Solar with Storage + $3,000 - $5,000

Above Code Home

Starting at $2,200

Efficiency Over Code

  • Home designed above Title 24 energy code
  • Uses an energy design rating point system to determine rebate amount. Must reach a minimum rating of 2
  • Incentives increase with home efficiency
  • Incentives starting at $2,200

MCE Add-Ons

  • Smart Thermostat: $40
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station: $500
  • Electric Induction Cooking: $800
  • Electric Heat Pump Clothes Dryer: $800
  • Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $1,000
  • Electric Heat Pump Space heating (with A/C): $1,500
  • Solar panel system designed to offset annual electric usage with battery storage sufficient to hold 30% of one summer day’s production: $3,000

Advanced Energy Home

$7,500

Flexible Performance Path

  • 20% above Title 24 energy code
  • 220V outlet at the stove, water heater, and clothes dryer
  • Roof designed for additional structural loads such as solar panels, and a conduit for future installation
  • Electric vehicle charging station ready
  • + $5,000 for Solar with Storage designed to offset annual electric usage with 7.5 kWh battery storage system

Simple Menu-Based Path

  • 2016 Title 24 High Performance Walls or 2016 Title 24 High Performance Attics
  • 2019 Code windows
  • High efficiency water heater
  • Heating and cooling ducts that are well sealed, insulated, and located in a primarily conditioned space
  • WaterSense efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • 220V outlet at stove and clothes dryer
  • Electric vehicle charging station ready
  • + $5,000 for Solar with Storage designed to offset annual electric usage with 7.5 kWh battery storage system

All-Electric Home

$12,500

Flexible Performance Path

  • 20% above Title 24 energy code, all-electric end uses
  • Roof designed for additional structural loads such as solar panels, and a conduit for future installation
  • Electric vehicle charging station ready

Simple Menu-Based Path

  • 2016 Title 24 High Performance Walls
  • 2016 Title 24 High Performance Attics
  • 2019 Code windows
  • Insulation (QII) and Building Enclosure Airtightness verified by a HERS rater
  • NEEA Tier 3 Heat Pump Water Heater
  • High efficiency heat pump for heating and cooling
  • “Cool” Roof
  • Induction Cooking
  • Heating and cooling ducts that are well sealed, insulated, and located in a primarily conditioned space
  • Smart Thermostat
  • WaterSense efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Electric vehicle charging station ready
  • Heat Pump or Electric Clothes dryer

Application Process

  • Get in Touch with MCE

    Contact us at energysavings@mceCleanEnergy.org or (415) 464-6033. We will connect you with a technical expert to guide you through the entire process.

  • Submit an Application

    Complete and submit this online program application. Our technical team will connect with you if there is any missing information. We will be collecting the following items from you:

    • Title 24 CF1-R documentation authored and signed by a 2016 Title 24 code CEA
    • Energy model file (.bld or .ribd)
    • Complete set of construction plans, including architectural, mechanical, and electrical pages
    • Letter, account statement, service application, or any documentation issued by PG&E verifying the project address is or will be receiving gas and/or electric service from MCE or PG&E
    • Completed IRS W-9 form
    • As requested by program staff, specifications related to the windows or heating, cooling, water heating systems

    Please be aware that according to submittal requirements, projects will not be accepted after drywall has been installed or HERS testing has begun unless the eligibility date has been reserved.

  • Hire a Certified Energy Analyst

    Your Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) will walk you through potential energy measures you can install in your new home and process the energy documentation required for your permit. Your CEA will also complete an Energy Model for your rebuild. To find a CEA, click here.

  • Get Your Permit

    Your permit must be pulled by the end of 2019.

  • Find a Home Energy Rating System Rater

    Every new home built in California requires a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. To find a list of HERS Raters, click here or here.

    Your contractor will upload a CF-2R and 3-R form to the HERS registry verifying that they installed the proper energy efficient equipment. Your HERS rater will then complete an on-site inspection and/or testing and upload a CF-3R form to confirm that you are getting the efficient equipment that you paid for.

    The HERS Rater will share documentation of your home’s performance with MCE, BAAQMD, BayREN, County of Napa, and PG&E.

  • Complete Incentive Request Form

    Once all HERS testing is completed, you must complete, sign, and date the incentive request form that was provided earlier and return as directed. You will receive payment from MCE within two weeks of MCE receiving your completed form.

    If you need another copy of the incentive request form, please email CAHP@trcsolutions.com.

    Please note: The form cannot be signed by the Energy Consultant or HERS Rater due to conflict of interest.

Program Requirements

Incentives are only available to MCE and PG&E customers for homes in Napa County that were destroyed by the 2017 and 2018 wildfires.

You must submit an application package prior to any HERS testing beginning or drywall installation. All participating dwellings must be newly constructed and modeled accordingly.

Applicant agrees to not accept duplicate funding from multiple utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs for the same measures. Measures that save multiple fuel types can accept funding for EACH fuel type from ONE utility.

Incentive payments are available only to owners named on the Application.

Funds are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis to projects that meet the program requirements. No payments will be made for any changes made to the unit that may affect compliance without prior written approval from your program representative.

Contact MCE at energysavings@mceCleanEnergy.org or (415) 464-6033 for additional program details and funding availability prior to submitting applications.

Funding must be reserved by December 31, 2019 or once funding is depleted. Application is valid for 36 months from date of utility acceptance.

This program is funded by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and California utility customers, and administered by MCE and PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.