Project Description

Would you like to save money on energy costs while improving the comfort and efficiency of your home?

Get advice from a local expert about home improvements and routines that will enhance your home and put money in your pocket.

In many places, a home energy checkup is free and you may be eligible for rebates, discounts, and free stuff to help you reduce energy usage. 


Getting a home energy checkup can help you:

  • Make your home more energy-efficient

  • Improve heating and cooling by identifying air leaks and insulation issues

  • Reduce energy use by your furnace, water heater, and other appliances

  • Reduce the cost of lighting in your home



Follow these easy steps to get a home energy checkup:

1. Look for home energy audit services in your area

2. Select a program provider or qualified contractor

3. Schedule an appointment

4. Discuss their recommendations


Read about home energy checkups.


Here are some groups that can help you with your home energy in Marin and nearby areas.


BayREN offers a free online home energy evaluation, as well as approved contractors for more thorough assessments in your home. They can also help with rebates, advice, and financing options for your energy-saving improvements.

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Energy Upgrade

Energy Upgrade CA is a statewide initiative to help you manage your energy use. See also their Home Energy Digest (PDF).

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Home Energy Score

Home Energy Score can help you learn how your home uses energy and prioritize energy upgrades for your home.

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County of Marin

The County of Marin Sustainability Team offers programs to help you find home energy contractors, get rebates and technical assistance.

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers a free home energy checkup online, to help you review your energy use and learn how to reduce costs.

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HomeIntel provides free smart meter analysis, tailored recommendations for saving energy, and a personal energy coach to customers of MCE, PG&E, SCE and SoCalGas.

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Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity will come to your home to install energy-efficient lights and low-flow showerheads. They also provide training for students, preparing them for green jobs.

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Local Contractors

Visit these local contractor listings:

Green Change cannot recommend local contractors at this time.

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This listing focuses on Marin and nearby counties at this time. More locations coming soon.


This page was created by members of the Green Change Network. Thanks to all our contributors!

Authors: Fabrice Florin, Tom Flynn, Al Grumet
Reviewers: Peter Waring, Marilyn Price
Photos: Fabrice Florin
Videos: Department of Energy

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