September 7, 2010

$2,000 In Tax Credits For 20 Percent In Energy Savings

"The City this week is launching a new tax credit for residents who are interested in retrofitting their homes to cutback on their energy use. Homeowners can get up to $2,000 in tax credits, depending on their income level, if they get an energy audit and go through with improvements that will result in a 20 percent energy savings, at minimum."

City launches tax credit for energy-efficient home improvements [SFExaminer]

First Published: September 7, 2010 2:45 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

From SF Department of the Environment:

You are required to be a BPI certified Home Performance Contractor or working with a Whole Home Performance Retrofit Contracting business? These type of contractors will be required to get the incentives. There is a listing (vendors) on the Green Finance SF page at https://greenfinancesf.org/vendors

The incentives are based upon modeled energy savings and this is attained by using building science methods: Conducting a blower door test, Envelope sealing, insulation (attic), Combustion safety testing, etc. PG&E will also have some incentives available for Multifamily buildings 5 units or less.

Posted by: ryan at September 8, 2010 9:07 AM

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