With 50% of Californians living in multifamily buildings, there is great opportunity to bring the benefits of healthier homes and clean energy to these residents. Yet, switching to heat pumps for space and water heating requires adopting new technologies, which may be unfamiliar to property owners, designers, or MEPS. Capital costs and electrical infrastructure needs can create additional challenges.
TECH Clean California offers incentives, pilot activities, technical assistance, and training to address barriers associated with electrification and energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily properties.
As of September 6, 2023 at 12 PM PST, TECH has relaunched the Second Reservation Phase of Multifamily Incentives.
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Please view the following resources to prepare for your reservation:
TECH Clean California multifamily incentives are available to contractors installing heat pump HVAC systems and heat pump water heaters for qualifying customers throughout California. Incentives are available for both in-unit and common area applications. To reserve your standard incentive funds, complete the TECH multifamily incentive reservation form linked below. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Reservation Phase Multifamily Incentive Form launched September 6, 2023 at 12pm PST.
Central Coast Community Energy Multifamily Reservations
Electrify Your Home is a Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) partnership with TECH Clean California for installations in the CCCE service area. To reserve your standard incentive funds, download and complete the CCCE Multifamily Incentive Reservation Form linked below. Please note: This form requires signatures from the Property Owner Primary Contact and the TECH Contractor Primary Contact. Once complete, email the form to email@example.com.
The multifamily incentive budget is allocated to ensure dollars to support both equity and non-equity communities according to the Final CPUC decision. Equity communities have been defined as meeting one of the following criteria:
- In a CalEnviroScreen 4.0 Disadvantaged Community
- Rental multifamily property located in counties outside of San Francisco Bay Area, Greater LA Area, Greater Sacramento Area, and/or San Diego County, i.e. in "hard-to-reach counties".
- Affordable housing defined as at least 66 percent of living units are <80% AMI
- Deed restricted
Reservations will be accepted based on available budget and a minimum of 75% of budget must go to equity communities. Multifamily incentives will be made available in two phases to enable planning:
|Phase||Total Budget||Minimum 75% Equity Budget||Maximum Non-Equity Budget|
|First Reservation Phase *Fulfilled||$4,200,000||$3,150,000||$1,050,000|
|Second Reservation Phase||$2,800,000||$2,100,000||$ 700,000|
Incentives caps have been reset. These new incentive caps apply only to the Second Reservation Phase:
- Contractors: $360,000
- Property Owners: $360,000
Interest Form: Want to learn more about TECH Clean California multifamily incentives and pilot activities? Submit this form with your basic information and electrification retrofit needs.
AEA’s TECH Clean California Electrification Hub: Workforce training to support successful heat pump installations, plus trainings for stakeholders like multifamily property owners, developers, engineers, architects, and general contractors .