MPOWER finances energy and water conservation upgrades for both residential and non-residential properties.
Dramatically reduce energy consumption and save water through a variety of improvements including but not limited replacing windows and doors, installing insulation, using smart meters and more. See the Residential Improvements page for more information.
Non-Residential properties include commercial, industrial and agricultural properties as well as non-profits like churches and schools. MPOWER finances a number of deep retrofits. For a complete list see the Non-Residential Improvements page.
Commercial buildings represent 18 percent of the total energy used in the US! That’s a large amount of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency developed the Guidelines for Energy Management to help owners and operators identify and implement cost-effective strategies and technologies.
Effective energy management and conservation reduces operating costs and improves the bottom line. Consider a staged approach to upgrading your building. This will help increase the financial and environmental benefits realized from your energy efficient upgrade project. The EPA recommends the five stage approach to building upgrades:
There are many ways to reduce energy use and utility costs. An energy audit through the California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program can help homeowners choose smart energy upgrades and investments that will save energy costs, improve home comfort, and protect the environment. To learn more, CalCERTS: An Introduction to Home Energy Rating Systems.
Generating power through renewable sources is an excellent way to reduce utility costs. Leverage what renewables, like solar and wind offer, by making the property as efficient as possible first. An efficient building requires a smaller system to generate power, which means the system will:
Non-residential property owners can find many more ideas for energy and water savings here. Also refer to the extensive non-residential eligible improvements list. For detailed descriptions of improvements refer to:
Remember, an energy audit can help identify the most cost effective improvements to make. Learn more about the types of audits available at Energy Audits for Non-residential.