Multifamily Building Improvements:

We Make It Easy.


Access Energy Upgrade California rebates, incentives and support  – we do the work to save you time and money!


Why?  So you can reduce operating costs and add value to your multifamily property with a smarter approach to building improvements with free consulting, rebates and incentives.


The Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Program in Southern California provides everything you need. CPG makes it easy to participate in this program because we handle the administrative processes, taking that burden off your plate.


3 Easy Steps to Partipicate and Take Advantage of Free Savings:


After we help process your program application, you’ll receive assistance and cash rebates to make upgrades easy:


1. Get an assessment: We will perform an energy audit to identify the most cost-effective improvements; cash incentives up to $10,000 to offset the cost (get the details).

2. Make improvements: Purchase and install energy conservation measures, working with your usual contractors.

3. Receive rebates: Significant rebates help offset your costs (get the details).


Why Upgrade Now?:

  • Making your property more energy efficient can result in significant utility bill savings.
  • Today’s efficient systems and durable building materials reduce operating costs and require fewer maintenance calls.
  • A more comfortable, high-quality, and green building can differentiate your property and help you attract new tenants.
  • Financing and incentive options bring upgrades within your budget. For affordable housing properties, energy upgrades can unlock additional financing and funding opportunities.


A Customized Solution at the Right Time for You:


The Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Program in Southern California takes a smarter, whole-building approach to upgrades, and will help you complete integrated upgrades rather than individual measures—to maximize your savings and benefits.


Three common trigger events during your property’s lifecycle offer convenient opportunities for making integrated building improvements. If you’re planning a system replacement, retrofit, or rehabilitation, the Multifamily Program is likely a strong fit for your building.


Find out if you are eligible to participate and see below.



A project must meet the following eligibility criteria to participate in the program:

  • Property is served by both Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company
  • Building contains a minimum of five units
  • Project must include at least three energy efficiency measures
  • Project must work with an approved Rater such as CPG
  • Project can achieve a minimum 10% energy improvement
  • If the project is master metered with central systems, scope of work must address 100% of building
  • If the project is individually metered, scope of work must address 60% of the building
  • Project must be completed by November 30, 2014 at 11:59PM



The incentive is designed to help offset the upfront cost of performing an ASHRAE Level II audit.  The audit must completed by an approved auditor. 


Number of Units in Building          Incentive

5-20 units                                       $5,000

21-50 units                                     $10,000

50+(incremental increases)              $20/unit



Approved projects are elegible for cash incentives to help offset the costs of purchasing and installing energy efficiency measures to meet a targeted reduction in the building.   The cap for this is $100,000 or 60% of the net construction costs of the energy efficiency measures.  Incentives are paid at the conclusion of construction after verification the measures have been installed correctly. 


% Energy Reduction                       Incentive Per Unit

10% reduction                                 $200

15% reduction                                 $400

20% reduction                                 $700

25% reduction                                 $950

30% reduction                                 $1200

Contact Us Today to Discuss your Project Needs! 

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Call us today for to see if you qualify for a free energy audit for your Multifamily Building!


For latest CALGreen revisions that went into effect on July 1, 2015 click here.


CPG is a qualified partcipating Rater for PG&E's Energy Upgrade CA Multifamily Program in Southern California.  As qualified Rater we can perform Energy Efficiency Performance Audits, required for building owners to benefit from the Multifamily Energy Upgrade California Program.  Click here to learn more.  


GreenPoint Rating:  What's in it for you?  

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Here's a good article on CalGreen and its relation to GreenPoint Rated & Title 24:

"CalGreen, GreenPoints, and Title 24-What's the Deal?" by Rebecca Firestone in GreenCompliancePlus


Building Benchmark:  Per AB 1103, its the law.  Initial compliance will begin on January 1, 2014 (California) for non-residential buildings going through a financial transaction which includes: a sale, lease and refinance.  Click here for more info.


Frequently Asked Questions about CA's Non-Residential Building Energy Use Disclosure Law (AB 1103), click here:  


CTCAC Sustainable Building Method Requirements for affordable housing projects


"Affordable Housing with Unaffordable Energy Bills, Innovative Financial Solutions to Drive Greater Efficiency," excellent article discussing affordable housing and efficiency




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