Did you know that around 50 percent of heat loss in the average home is through loft space and walls? Properly insulating your home or business is a significant up-front investment, but can result in the savings of thousands of dollars over the life span of your property. By bringing resources and practical assistance to Western Riverside County, WRCOG's Energy Programs can help property owners and local governments to increase energy efficiency, conserve water, and save money through reduced utility bills.
The HERO Program allows home and business owners to finance energy efficiency and water conservation improvements through low-interest financing that would be repaid over time through annual property tax payments. California law allows for local jurisdictions to enter into contractual assessments with property owners for such improvements. To learn more visit www.beaRiversideHERO.com.
Western Riverside Energy Leader Partnership
This Program is a local government partnership that includes participating jurisdictions in the Western Riverside Council of Governments' subregion and the Southern California Edison (SCE) service area. The Program is designed to optimize opportunities for the participating jurisdictions to achieve both short-and long-term sustainable energy savings, reduce utility bills, and enhance the level of comfort in municipal and commercial buildings as well as homes. The Partnership will help promote energy efficiency by increasing community awareness and participation in energy efficiency, demand response and self-generation programs.
With the success of WRCOG's HERO Program, WRCOG and its partners are offering jurisdictions throughout California the ability to participate in California HERO.
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Draft California HERO Program Residential Handbook
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