Energy Efficiency Program
In March 2011, with funds from Federal stimulus dollars for home energy retrofits, the Community Development Department announced registration for our Do-it-Yourself Energy Efficiency Class.This program was a great opportunity to see our popular earthquake retrofit education program branch out into a new and exciting field of energy efficiency.
Owners of San Leandro homes were offered a free test that showed how their home was performing – energy leakage from ducts, ceilings and walls were pinpointed with state-of-the-art equipment by our own Building staff, all trained as Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters. The homeowners who then carried out improvements and achieved a 15% percent improvement on building envelope leakage, as tested by the City of San Leandro Building Division staff, were granted up to $400 upon submittal of an application and required documentation.
Unfortunately, funding for this program ended in August 2012. If you are a homeowner and interested in making energy efficiency improvements to your home, the Division of Building & Safety invites you to view the following brochures, which may be helpful to your project:
· Energy Star: Do-It-Yourself Guide 2008
· Energy Star: Seal & Insulate Brochure
· What you should know before hiring a contractor
Should you have any questions about Energy Efficiency Improvements, please feel free to contact Keith Weiner, Supervising Building Inspector