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Energy Upgrade California EE program February 2010


Energy Upgrade California • Retrofitting—or remodeling an existing home is an ideal way to save energy money and the environment.

• Joint program with SCE and SCG shared territory • Through the program, customers and contractors are encouraged to

approach the house as a collective savings opportunity rather than a group of individual systems

• The program provides solutions to overcome participation barriers with incentives, education/awareness and contractor training

• One statewide brand will minimize market confusion and build a synergistic communications platform

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Long-Term Statewide Goals

Contribute to California Public Utility Commission’s statewide goal to retrofit 130,000 housing units, representing 1% of the state’s total housing stock to reduce energy usage

Support greenhouse gas emissions reduction to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (California Air Resources Board)

Create a market shift to whole house performance

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SCE and SCG Program Goals

The IOUs Program has the following goals during the 2010-2012 program cycle:

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10,320 treated homes for Basic Package

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1,500 treated homes for Advanced Package

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Why Participate in the Energy Upgrade California program? Making energy-efficient upgrades to your home does a lot of benefits to you, the environment, and even your community:

 Cost effective upgrades like insulation, caulking, and duct sealing can reduce energy waste in most homes, and over time the energy savings-and the incentives you’ll receive can offset the cost of the work

 Retrofitting homes also will reduce our carbon footprint. Home energy accounts for 21 percent of U.S. carbon emissions – twice as much as passenger cars

 Upgrades are conducted by local, certified contractors, a workforce that has been particularly hard hit by the recession 5


Customer’s Perspective •

A single, comprehensive program offering – a clear line of sight between Basic and Advanced

Coordinated messages from SCG, SDG&E, SCE & PG&E, and local governments

California’s Energy Efficiency Loading order (established by CEC):

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Air Sealing Insulation Proper sizing of heating and cooling system Proper sizing of hot water system Efficient lighting, appliances, and demand response Renewable

Benefits in the form of:

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Increased comfort Energy savings 6


Program Participation Options To expand the program reach, there are two entry paths for customers to participate:

Basic (statewide)

Advanced (local utility)

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Basic Package Participation Offers customers an easy entry point on the path to a more energy-efficient home  Focus on Single family owned detached homes  Scope of work focused on the building shell  NO diagnostic audit required for Basic Package

 Platform toward the Advanced Package participation

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Basic Package Measures

Air Sealing

Insulation of Domestic Hot Water

Attic Insulation

Incentive of

Duct Sealing

$1,000

Low Flow Showerhead with/or Thermostatic Valve Control

Combustion Safety

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Qualifications for the Basic Package Retrofits

• Customers must be serviced by SCE and SCG • Customers must have an existing HVAC system MEASURE

Does existing house qualify?*

Post-retrofit Target

Attic Insulation upgrade

to qualify: must start at R-11 or worse

attic insulation to R-30 or better per local jurisdiction

Duct leakage improvement

to qualify: hasn't already particpated in duct test and seal program and hasn't had ducts sealed within past 5 years

final leakage rate cannot exceed 15% of airflow based on 400 CFM per ton

Air Sealing

Insulation of domestic hot water pipes Low flow shower head with ThermostaticActivated Flow Restriction Valve or Thermostatic-Activated Flow Restriction Valve Device

air sealing to 0.35 ACHn or better (see detailed to qualify: hasn't already had air sealing in home within past 5 requirements in Contractor years to 0.35ACHn Handbook for sealing to better than 0.35 ACHn) wrap 5 feet of accessible pipe extending from hot water heater, using rigid foam pipe insulation install shower heads to lowflow shower head with thermostatic-activated flow restriction valve or thermostaticactivated flow restriction valve device

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Advanced Package Participation Comprehensive home energy-efficiency measures 

Focus on single family owned detached homes

Requires diagnostic audit

Comprehensive Assessment – Test-In / Test-Out

Comprehensive scope of work

Envelope measures + system upgrades

Must achieve a minimum 10% annual energy savings

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Proposed Advanced Measures Duct Sealing 1 or more of the following measures: • Wall Insulation

Air Sealing

Attic Insulation

Insulation of Domestic Hot Water

Incentive From $1250 to $4000 *10%+ annual energy reduction

• Proper sizing of heating and cooling system • Proper sizing of hot water system • Hardwired interior and exterior fixtures • Windows, cool roofs, and radiant barrier

Low Flow Showerhead with/or Thermostatic Valve Control

Advance Path must meet a minimum of *10% energy reduction based on the modeling software simulation 12


Advanced Package Incentives Structure

Incentives

Energy Savings 10% -14% Energy Reduction

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1,250.00

15% - 19% Energy Reduction

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1,500.00

20% - 24% Energy Reduction

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2,000.00

25% - 29% Energy Reduction

$

2,500.00

30% - 34% Energy Reduction

$

3,000.00

35% - 39% Energy Reduction

$

3,500.00

40% + Energy Reduction

$

4,000.00

*Customers in LA County are also eligible for an additional $500 rebate when they 13 achieve 20% energy reduction or greater


Customers Participation Flow

Customer hears about the Program through IOUs or local governments marketing efforts

Customer contacts a participating contractors

Customer and contractor submits an Incentive Reservation form

Customer receives a Notice to Proceed letter from SCE & SCG

Participating contractor installs energy efficiency measures as agreed on work scope or contract between the customer and participating contractor

Customer and contractor submits an Incentive Application form

Customer has the option to sign the incentives off to contractor or to receive the incentives themselves

Customer receive the incentive check from SCE & SCG

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Customers Payment Options 1.

Pay contractor directly

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Secure financing (bank, refinance, home equity line of credit)

3.

Unsecured financing (credit card)

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Use Home Energy Upgrade Financing (HEUF) option presented by Southern California Gas Co

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Use PACE financing once available or other financing models provided by the CEC (currently in the works to fill the financing gap) 15


Contractor Requirements BASIC PACKAGE  California State License Board (CSLB) license in specialty  Bonding and in good standing  Insurance to IOU minimums  Building permits must be pulled on all work as required by local jurisdiction requirements

ADVANCED PACKAGE  In addition to the above, participating contractors must be BPI accredited or have a BPI analyst on staff.

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How Can Contractors Participate?

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Attend a Contractor Orientation Session Attend a Contractor Participation Workshop Must meet the IOUs requirements Submit required documentation and sign a Contractor Participation Contractors who are BPI accredited or have a BPI Building Analyst on staff can perform work in both the Basic and Advanced Contractors who qualifies for only for the Basic Package must complete a 3-Day Basic Training or a 12-Days Home Performance Training

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Upcoming Training Classes 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Date Workshop Type Location Info. 25-Jan-11 Participation Workshop 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Palm Desert, CA 26-Jan-11 Participation Workshop 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Baldwin Park, CA Feb-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange Mar-11 Participation Workshop Riverside, LA, SB Apr-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange- (LACEP may pay for additional PW) May-11 Participation Workshop Riverside, LA, SB Jun-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange- (LACEP may pay for additional PW) Jul-11 Participation Workshop Riverside, LA, SB Aug-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange- (LACEP may pay for additional PW) Sep-11 Participation Workshop Riverside, LA, SB Oct-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange- (LACEP may pay for additional PW) Nov-11 Participation Workshop Riverside, LA, SB Dec-11 Participation Workshop Ventura, Orange- (LACEP may pay for additional PW)

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More to Come from Energy Upgrade California Program •

Continue collaboration with SEP recipients (i.e. LA County) on Workforce, Education, & Training and Marketing & Outreach

Marketing launch in mid- February 2011 to customers

Begin training Energy Service Representatives (ESR)

Implement the Customer Facing Outreach (CFO) element of the Program: • Focus on non-owner occupied residents of single family and all multi family residents in multiple languages (i.e. English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Indian)

Conduct an assessment of household consumption patterns, and a walk through examination of the home

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More to Come from Energy Upgrade California Program (continued)

Implement the Whole House Customer Facing Outreach (WHCFO) element of the Program:

• Focus on owner-occupied residents of single family homes in SCE’s and SCG’s service territory in multiple languages (i.e. English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Indian)

• Conduct an assessment of household consumption patterns, a walk through examination of the home, a visual assessment of the condition of building shell and HVAC system, and qualify customers for Energy Upgrade California

Begin developing Moderate Income Direct Install (MIDI) Program and Comprehensive Multi-Family Program 20


Cynthia Cyd Swaim Southern California Gas Company cmswaim@semprautilities.com

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01.2011 Energy Upgrade California Presentation  

01.2011 Energy Upgrade California Presentation