Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) to deliver design assistance and incentives for energy efficient new homes. TRC Energy Services administers CAHP on behalf of PG&E.
CAHP builders work with Title 24 consultants to model homes in comparison to the 2016 Title 24, which took effect in January 2017. The program evaluates homes based on an energy model output score called the Energy Design Rating (EDR). The closer a home’s EDR is to zero, the higher a home’s incentive.
GENEROUS INCENTIVES FOR EFFICIENT HOMES
To qualify for incentives homes must achieve the minimum CAHP EDR for their climate zone – 48 for coastal homes and 44 for inland homes. Participants can lower their EDRs and raise their incentives by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Refer to the tables below to find your climate zone and approximate incentive.
Please use the CAHP EDR Calculator to estimate the incentive for your home and learn more about incentive kickers.
INCREASE YOUR INCENTIVE WITH KICKERS
Participants can lower their EDRs and raise their incentives by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Certain energy efficiency measures are eligible for additional incentive kickers (per home):
- Zero Net Energy ($1,000)
- Zero Net Energy Ready ($500)
- DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Participant ($400)
- High Performance Attics/Ducts in Conditioned Space ($200)
- High R-Value Walls ($200)
- High Performance Fenestration ($200)
- Balanced Indoor Air Quality System ($100)
- Whole House Fan ($100)
- Home Energy Management System (lower 2 EDR points)
- 100% LED Lighting (lower 1 EDR point)
DOCUMENTS TO LEARN MORE
Review the California Advanced Homes Program handbook and orientation to familiarize yourself with the participation process.
(2017 version coming soon)