Home Upgrade Program Updates
CORRECTION: Some of the Home Upgrade Program Updates in the email sent on Tuesday, May 10th apply to Home Upgrade as implemented by SCE/SoCalGas, not to The Energy Network. For clarification on each program's updates, please refer to our notes below:

Home Upgrade as implemented by The Energy Network:  

ANSI/BPI 1200 Impacts on The Energy Network Home Upgrade Webinar

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Effective June 1, 2016, The Energy Network's Home Upgrade will update its program requirements to align with the new ANSI/BPI 1200 guidelines. These changes impact Combustion Safety Test and the minimum CFM capacity needed when mechanical ventilation is required. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Home Upgrade as implemented by SCE/SoCalGas (please contact ICF for more information): 

Mechanical Ventilation Policy Change:
 
The QA/QC Inspection Guidelines V6 went into effect on April 1, 2016. An update was made to the Mechanical Ventilation (MV) policy. The trigger for when MV is required has stayed the same: if the Building Airflow Standard (BAS) is < 70%, MV must be installed. For projects submitted in the Reservation stage after April 1, please note that the new MV policy will be enforced. The Program has developed a calculator to assist Participating Contractors with the calculation for the minimum CFM capacity needed when MV is required. The calculator can be accessed on the Contractor Website in the Reference Materials section. 
 
Simultaneous Project Submission Requirements:
 
As of May 15, 2016 any new project reservations received will be limited to a maximum of two total Home Upgrade projects. Additional Home Upgrade projects beyond the maximum of two will not be accepted. After the second project, future projects are required to be an Advanced Home Upgrade Custom project. Advanced Home Upgrade Custom projects do not have a submission maximum.
 
Updated Combustion Appliance Safety Form:
 
An updated Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) testing form is available here for your use. The CAS form is up to date with the newly released QA/QC Inspection Guidelines and is meant as a collection form and reference for your use. This form is not required in your project submissions, however you will need to provide the data on this form if requested by the program during the submission process.
Trainings
Sales and Marketing Training
Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: SoCalGas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241
 
The Home Upgrade Program team invites you to a workshop designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and tools that will help you sell more projects, increase profit margins, and win in competitive situations. Join instructor Judy Rachel to discuss and refine selling skills based on the home performance model!

Updated Program Collateral
Updates to Home Upgrade Brochure:

The back page of the Home Upgrade brochure has been updated to restate two key program requirements: 
  • A carbon monoxide detector must be present or installed on each floor.
  • Testing must be performed after work is completed to ensure quality and occupant safety. 
Updates to the Home Energy Loans Packet:

The look and language of the Home Energy Loans packet has been updated for consistency. This packet includes: 
  • A financing overview
  • The application process and checklist
  • FAQs
  • The Home Energy Loans Application
  • The Utility Customer Information Release Form
Need help processing your projects? 
If you would like assistance in processing your projects, request an on-site visit from your Energy Network Account Manager! 

To schedule a visit, please contact your Account Manager directly by phone or email.
Questions? We're always happy to help.

Contact us at  homeupgrade@theenergynetwork.com  or (877) 785-2237.

The Energy Network is administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. www.theenergynetwork.com

 

Energy Upgrade California┬« Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. www.energyupgradeca.org.