The January 31 Energy Upgrade California Workshop Co-Sponsored by Greening Oakland Homes, PG&E, the cities of Oakland and Piedmont was a resounding success, with 60 interested homeowners in attendance! So successful, in fact, that another has been scheduled on Tuesday February 28. See below info and RSVP today!
Oakland Home Energy Workshop
Learn how to get up to $4,000 in rebates on a home energy efficiency upgrade
WHEN: Tuesday, February 28
WHERE: Dimond Library
3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA
Please RSVP to this event online or call 510-891-6528
Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California is a new statewide collaboration of governments and utilities
- Up to $4,000 in energy efficiency rebates
- A one-stop shop for homeowners to find contractors and rebates
For more information, please contact Edie Irons at (510) 891-6528 or email@example.com
This event is FREE and open to all Alameda County homeowners. Refreshments will be provided.
Green Your Home-Combat Global Warming!
Once again, Greening Oakland Homes is partnering with Energy Upgrade California in Alameda County and the City of Oakland in a Home-Energy Forum. If you are considering retrofitting your home and are looking for ways to make it easy and affordable, this seminar is a must as your first step!
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Order In Advance, Pick Up at Temescal Farmer’s Market, July 31
“The Oakland Watershed & Stormwater Management Rain Barrel Program is a three-year initiative to provide rain barrels at a significantly reduced cost in an effort to reduce urban stormwater impacts. Use rain barrels to capture roof runoff so that it can be released safely and slowly into the landscape to prevent high flows and erosion on Oakland’s hill slopes and [Read more...]
Join us for a FREE seminar to learn how to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient through Energy Upgrade California:
Access new low-interest loans to help finance upgrades
Get up to $4,000 in rebates for energy efficient home improvements
Hear from a Rockridge resident who recently completed an upgrade to her vintage 1937 home
Ask a participating contractor about energy upgrade work
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The CHF Residential Energy Program helps homeowners to finance home energy efficiency improvements with a 3.00% fixed interest rate 15-year loan. [Read more...]
The answer may be new window treatments — if you choose the right ones.
Let’s look at the ‘R Values’ for cellular shades vs. single, double and triple paned windows. (The R Value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the construction industry.) Most older homes in Oakland have single-paned windows that allow excessive heat loss and gain.
Comparing R Values:
Here’s [Read more...]
With today’s high energy costs and increased emphasis on energy conservation and environmental restrictions, more homeowners need an Energy Audit to improve energy efficiency, increase energy savings, lower heating costs and help the environment in the process.
Not only will a Home Energy Audit save you money in the future, it can help you:
Prioritize home improvement projects
Calculate your potential savings
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Here are a couple of simple projects to prepare for the longer evenings in fall, and the cooler temperatures. These will help you save energy and money too.
Project 1: Install 3 CFLs
Why? CFLs are more efficient than standard bulbs and last 4-7 times longer.
What you will need: 3 CFL bulbs to replace ones which get most usage in your [Read more...]
When: Saturday, October 16, from 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Ashby Lumber, 824 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
Drop by the Greening Oakland Homes Fair, this Saturday, at Ashby Lumber, and get INSPIRED to take action on saving energy and our earth’s resources while improving the comfort, beauty and health of your home environment. Take the first step and LEARN from local exhibitors and sit in on one of the free presentations.
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Have you been thinking about renovating your home, but are concerned about the chemicals you frequently smell when new carpet or cabinets are installed. Do you wonder how they may be impacting your health? Or does someone in your family have respiratory problems exacerbated by VOC-emitting building materials that you would like to identify and remove?
Creating a home environment that is [Read more...]