Rebate for Beyond Title 24 Energy Compliance
Information for CAHP
California Advanced Homes Partnership (CAHP) is a rebate program for homes that surpass the current energy code requirements for a 15% or greater margin. The rebate is designed to help pay for some of the energy upgrades installed to meet the higher compliance margin.
- Visit the website for the CAHP program
- TRC Solutions is implementing the program for single family new construction in PG&E's service area. For program information, including an application and handbook, visit TRC's website
Here is an excerpt from the builder information describing program requirements:
General Building Requirements
To qualify for the incentive payment, each home covered by the Agreement must be:
- A new construction project/home receiving electric distribution and/or natural gas distribution service from your local IOU.
- A single-family detached dwelling or two dwelling building of any number of stories, R-3 occupancy, and on local IOU residential rates. Structures detached from the primary residence that are residential living areas (e.g., casitas) must also meet all CAHP criteria but are not eligible for a separate incentive. OR
- A residential individually metered multi-family low- or high-rise project. CAHP may accept master metered multifamily affordable housing projects pending future legislation. Please seek your utility representative's guidance.
- The following facilities do not qualify: remodels, additions, manufactured housing, mobile homes, residential care facilities, and dormitories. (For information on other utility programs that may apply to these buildings contact your utility representative.)
- Permitted under the 2008 Energy Efficiency Standards for Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Title 24) effective January 1, 2010 and achieving compliance using a CEC approved computer method. The Prescriptive Compliance Method is not eligible. Project must meet, at a minimum, CEC and CAHP installation and field verification requirements, as documented by a certified HERS Rater. OR
- A high-rise residential multi-family building, Occupancy Group R, division 1 with four or more habitable stories. Built to exceed Title 24 standards by a minimum of 15% for the applicable CEC specified climate zone.
Find more in the CAHP Handbook, which contains program details, program agreement, and program application.
PG&E is the administrator of this rebate program.
As always, I am available to discuss the process of meeting the California Energy Code for any building project. Contact me …