Services & Financing

If your city is interested in pursuing energy efficiency projects or would like assistance with planned projects we can provide no-cost services including energy audits and reports, support with bid selection, and implementation process assistance.

Our team can also connect finance staff with financing options and other relevant programs.

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Energy audits and reports

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Support with bid selection

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Implementation process assistance


The SMCEW team can also support local governments in their energy efficiency planning with benchmarking services using Energy Star Portfolio Manager. This service is free of cost and will result in a broad analysis of your energy use over the past twelve months and a list of recommended action items.

BayREN ZNE Assistance

If your city has any construction projects planned and is interested in designing to Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standards, get no-cost engineering assistance from the BayREN ZNE Assistance for Municipal Buildings program. Find out more about the program here.

Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

To help pay for energy efficiency upgrades to local government facilities, PG&E offers 0% interest On Bill Financing for projects over $5,000. If you are interested in learning more, please contact your PG&E representative or the SMCEW team.

For additional financing resources, especially related to commercial projects, the U.S. Department of Energy offers a simple tool for finding financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through the Better Buildings Initiative. The tool allows project managers to input project information and requirements and will connect them with the most ideal type of available financing and finance providers. Check out more using the Better Buildings Financial Navigator.