Sonoma Clean Power’s Advanced Energy Build program is powering new home construction in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties with cash incentives and technical guidance for builders.
Through Advanced Energy Build, new development projects can earn up to $4,500 per housing unit for energy efficiency and resiliency features. Low-income single-family homes, multifamily housing, and projects that add accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are eligible for increased incentive amounts. The flexible incentive packages are designed to assist builders with the costs associated with building electric-ready and all-electric homes.
All-electric construction is still a fairly new practice in the housing industry. However, it has become more prevalent in recent years due to California’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, the increase of efficiency in electric appliances like heat pumps and induction cooktops, and customer demand for smart appliances.