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Case Studies

Learn how Bay Area property owners have been improving their properties, slashing utility bills and increasing quality of life with water- and energy-efficient building upgrades.

Galleria Apartments
Comprehensive Upgrades (Vallejo)

This mixed-use property had seen better days until the owner worked with BayREN to complete a comprehensive multi-phase energy retrofit project that saved energy and improved resident comfort.

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Holistic Electrification (San Jose)

BayREN helped the owner of this historic apartment building slash energy bills and improve resident comfort by pairing existing solar panels with electric heat pumps and building weatherization.

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Clean Heating (San Rafael)

This 8-unit property received huge rebates and reduced its energy consumption by nearly half after installing double-pane windows and switching to highly-efficient electric heat pumps for heating and cooling.

A picture of the exterior apartments and pool of the Clayburn Apartments in San Jose
Interest-Free Financing (San Jose)

To fund comprehensive energy efficiency improvements, BayREN helped Caprock Homes access a 0% interest loan through PG&E’s On-Bill Financing program to go along with a $56,000 cash rebate.

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Layered Savings (Mountain View)

The manager of this 1960’s apartment complex got creative by layering multiple local programs to modernize the property, help the environment, and improve residents’ quality of life.

Noble Tower
Hot Water Systems (Oakland)

Noble Tower in Oakland, an affordable, senior housing community, used BayREN’s technical assistance and rebates to upgrade its aging, central domestic hot water system.

Utility Bill Savings (San Francisco)

With assistance from BayREN and the SF Department of the Environment, San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation reduced utility costs — allowing them to lower rents by up to 15%.

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Safety Improvements (Napa)

BayREN helped this 14-unit property improve tenant safety and earn a significant return on investment.

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Health, Comfort & Efficiency (Sunnyvale)

Learn how a property management company used BayREN rebates to spruce up their Santa Clara apartments with energy efficiency, air quality upgrades and other improvements.