Multifamily Incentives

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.

Due to the amount of central HPWH reservations received, at this time any central HPWH reservation submitted will be placed on a waitlist and reviewed as budget becomes available.

TECH Clean California is currently accepting Multifamily reservations

  • Multifamily unitary heat pump water heater incentives are open for reservations as of December 12, 2023 under an updated incentive structure.
  • Multifamily central heat pump water heater incentives are open for reservations as of March 12, 2024. Incentives are available to contractors serving customers in PG&E, SCE, or SCG service areas.

Resources to prepare for your reservation:

MF-Reservation-Form-Preview

TECH Clean California is currently accepting Multifamily reservations

  • Multifamily unitary heat pump water heater incentives are open for reservations as of December 12, 2023 under an updated incentive structure.
  • Multifamily central heat pump water heater incentives are open for reservations as of March 12, 2024. Incentives are available to contractors serving customers in PG&E, SCE, or SCG service areas.

TECH Clean California multifamily incentives are available to contractors installing 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 techmf@aea.us.org.

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As of December 6th, 2023 Electrify Your Home is accepting 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 techmf@aea.us.org.

The following incentives are available for qualifying multifamily installations of unitary heat pump water heaters. These incentives can be stacked with other federal, state or local incentives or tax credits. Please note that 100% of multifamily incentives must be passed through to the property owner (the customer).
Category Customer Class HPWH Incentive Low-GWP Kicker* > or = to 55 Gal Capacity Incentive Max Incentive
Residential Unitary General Market $3,100 $1,500 $700 $7,300
Residential Unitary Equity $4,185 $1,500 $700 $10,385

Learn More

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.

Related Pages

Multifamily Pilot

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 .

Incentive Resources Archive

Please note, the below information and resources are provided as reference materials and only apply to reservations submitted before 12/5/2023.

Incentive Budget per Release
Phase Total Budget Maximum 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
Total $7,000,000 $5,250,000 $1,750,000