What is SoCalREN?
SoCalREN, a service of Los Angeles County, was created to help building owners take advantage of incentives that are being offered for installing energy efficiency retrofits in the SoCalGas® and/or Southern California Edison territory. These retrofits can help building owners and tenants save greatly on energy costs, and incentives can be as much as 60%-75% of the total project cost depending on the energy measures chosen and the unit count of the building.
Green EconoME will specifically be working with multi-family building owners on two different paths that SoCalREN offers:
The Common Area Path: The common area path is a more accessible path for multi-family building owners to take, as it involves installing retrofits in building common areas (common area lighting being one of the retrofit requirements) and requires only 4% energy savings across two different energy measures.
The Custom Path: The custom path includes a more extensive project because retrofits can be done in any part of the building, which can also provide substantial energy savings. If a project receives 10% or more energy savings, then the project will be considered on the custom path.
Who is eligible for SoCalREN Incentives?
To participate in the Program, the multi-family project must meet the following criteria:
Why use the SoCalREN Program?
Building owners will find that when installing energy efficiency measures, they can:
Joining Green EconoME and SoCalREN to install these measures gives building owners access to incentives and financing they may otherwise have not known about.