Long Beach, CA is the latest California city to implement a Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program.
Beginning Monday, April 19, theCalifornia Department of Development Services will oversee the programas the Southern California city tries to reduce its total energyconsumption, slash fossil fuel output and make buildings more energyefficient.
Energy-efficient products stimulate a solar energy system’sperformance and increase its return on investment, a significantincentive in a state that is installing solar energy systems in recordnumbers.
To qualify for the rebate, Long Beach residents must own a house,condominium or a living/working unit. The rebate gives up to $500 toward the cost of a qualifying energy efficient home product and a freepermit for the inspection of the product’s installation. Qualifyingproducts include Energy Star solar hot water heaters, tankless hot water heaters and door, window, roof and skylight products.
The program will be available only for a limited time. The City ofLong Beach will host a workshop on the program on April 13, 2010, from3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the city’s main Library Auditorium at 101Pacific ave.