ESA CAM is no longer accepting new applications, but a new multifamily affordable housing program will launch in Summer 2023! It will provide energy efficiency upgrades for income-qualified residential units and common areas. Learn more and submit an interest form to have your property screened for eligibility.
Lending a hand and saving energy at the Altenheim senior living community
Last year, the PG&E Energy Savings Assistance Common Area Measures (ESA CAM) program helped cover the cost of new, energy-saving equipment at Eden Housing’s the Altenheim—a historic, six-acre campus in Oakland’s Dimond District that now serves as a senior living community. Along with improving resident comfort and safety, the upgrades will save the community an … Continue reading Lending a hand and saving energy at the Altenheim senior living community
ESA In-Unit Overview of Benefits and Resources
ESA CAM provides funding for common area and central system upgrades, while ESA In-Unit focuses on upgrades within residential units. Both programs can work together to help property owners understand their no-cost energy efficiency upgrade opportunities. Read More.
Construction Completion to Payment
After your project completes construction, verification is the final step before you can receive your incentive payment. Here are three tips to make sure the verification process goes smoothly. Read More.
How to Improve the Quality of Lighting Installations in Multifamily Common Areas
It’s widely accepted that LED lighting is one of the “low hanging fruit” of energy efficiency. Upgrading conventional lighting, such as incandescent, halogen and florescent, in buildings to LED is a simple and effective way to substantially reduce electricity consumption and have impactful non-energy related advantages. Read More.
What is HERS compliance and how to ensure your multifamily HVAC system meets code requirements?
PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Common Area Measures (ESA CAM) program incentivizes up to 100% of upgrade costs for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment installed at eligible low-income multifamily properties. Read More.
What is PG&E Program Layering?
PG&E program layering is when a multifamily customer or property owner is able to participate in multiple energy-saving programs to achieve greater project cost savings through available incentive opportunities. Read More.
ESA CAM Celebrates 500 Buildings Milestone
To celebrate a major ESA CAM milestone of completing energy efficiency retrofits (i.e., treatments) that service residents in more than 500 multifamily buildings, we would like to share a recap of the program’s progress to-date as well as some non-energy related benefits of completing these treatments. Read More.
Updated Program Response to COVID-19
ESA CAM understands and continues to learn more about the impact this public health emergency is having on our program participants and the affordable housing community. Learn more in our updated program response to COVID-19. Read More.
Phased Payment Policy Update
ESA CAM has announced a phased payment policy amendment to help properties that are experiencing permit inspection delays. Read More.