Long Beach Development Services Kicks Off Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
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Long Beach Development Services Kicks Off Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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Rebates and No-Cost Permits Available for Energy Star Rated Solar Hot Water Heaters & Tank-less Hot Water Heaters

April 20, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of Long Beach launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program on Monday April 19, in support of Earth Week 2010. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates and no-cost permits to the first 500 applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

This program, administered by the Department of Development Services, is now available to residential homeowners who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star-rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

To be eligible to participate in the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, applicants must be the owner of a single-family residence, condominium, or live/work unit in the City of Long Beach where the qualified energy efficient product is to be installed. Residential owners who are eligible for the Rebate Program are entitled to the following incentives:

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Rebate of up to a maximum of $500 for the cost of one qualifying energy efficiency product.
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No-cost permit to inspect the installation of the qualifying energy efficient product.

The Rebate Program is limited to any of the qualifying energy efficient products:

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Energy Star Solar Hot Water Heater Products.
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Energy Star Tank-Less Hot Water Heater Products.
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Energy Star Door, Window and Skylight Products.
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Energy Star Roof Products.

The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is subject to funding availability and rebates and no-cost permits are available for a limited time only. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program rebates and no-cost permits are provided on a first come, first serve basis, as determined by the permit application date.

This rebate program helps the City of Long Beach achieve its energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals in the City’s Sustainable City Action Plan in an effort to create and implement strategies to reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce fossil fuel emissions as well as create savings on homeowners electric bills.

These rebates are made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Contact:
Victoria Ballesteros
562.570.5583

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