MCE, The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), BayREN, County of Napa, and PG&E have partnered together to offer an integrated incentive program that gives customers access to multiple funding sources through one application process.
Your CEA will walk you through potential energy measures you can install in your new home and process the energy documentation required for your permit. To find a CEA, click here.
Your CEA will create an energy model for your new home, which is also required for your construction permit.
Complete and submit this online program application. Please note: The application form will require you to upload and submit the following items:
- 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
- Program Enrollment Survey
- A 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.
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.
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.
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.
Incentives are only available to MCE and PG&E customers for homes in Napa County that were destroyed by the October 2017 wildfires.
You must submit an application package prior to any HERS testing beginning or drywall installation. All participating units must be new construction dwellings 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.
For verification purposes, all projects must contract with a certified HERS rater, even if HERS measures are not required. The HERS rater will be required to enter project verifications into the HERS registry for the program. This includes verifications of non-HERS measures as applied in the project’s specified registry. The HERS rater is responsible for field verifying all measures used for program compliance.
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 email@example.com or (415) 464-6033 for additional program details and funding availability prior to submitting applications.
The funding for this program will expire 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.