The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established design standards for county facilities and property. Among other requirements, the policy requires that all new county buildings or major building renovations obtain U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Building Certification. Renovations of over 5,000 square feet are considered major renovations. New buildings and major renovations must also incorporate a computerized energy management that complies with the USGBC LEED Credit EA 5 - Measurement and Verification certification requirements.
In August 2007, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a policy requiring that all new county buildings and major renovations be built to LEED Silver standards. The decision was part of the Green County San Bernardino project, which also includes incentives to encourage residents, builders, and businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.
[http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0051-0100/sb_71_bill_2010032... SB 71] of 2010 established a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) for eligible projects on property utilized for the design, manufacture, production or assembly of advanced transportation technologies or alternative source (including energy efficiency) products, components or systems. The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is administering the program.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Solar Domestic Hot Water Program provides rebates and/or loan financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. The amount of the rebate depends on how much electricity the system will offset annually:
* 800 - 1,399 kWh: $500
* 1,400 - 2,199 kWh: $1,000
* 2,200 kWh or greater: $1,500
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Residential Loan Program provides 100% financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. All solar water heating systems must meet standards set by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), must be installed by a SMUD-approved solar water heating contractor, and must pass inspection by SMUD representatives.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers incentives for its residential customers to purchase and install energy efficient equipment and measures for the homes. Rebate charts of eligible products and equipment are available on the SMUD program web site listed above. Equipment requirements may be found on the rebate chart and must be met by all participating customers. The Home Performance Program requires that a home energy evaluation be performed to determine the most effective efficiency measures to utilize.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District offers financing to help residential customers finance energy efficient home improvements. Applicant for a loan must be the vested owner of the property where the product(s) are to be installed.
SMUD offers two separate loan programs: an Equipment Efficiency Loan and a Home Performance Loan.
SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers do not have to contract directly with SMUD-approved contractors for the purchase and installation of the system, however this is recommended. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive will be adjusted based on expected system performance, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and shading.
SMUD offers cash incentives to commercial, industrial, and non-profit customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers have the option of taking a one-time, up-front payment through the Expected Performance Based Incentive (EPBI) or payments over the course of 5 years through the Performance Based Incentive (PBI)