July 27, 2017

BayREN – The Bay Area Regional Energy Network

BayREN Logo_FInal_RGBThe San Francisco Bay Area Regional Energy Network (or “BayREN”) is a collaboration of the 9 Bay Area counties to implement an effective energy savings program on a regional level, and draw on the expertise, experience and proven track record of Bay Area local governments to develop and administer successful climate, resource and sustainability programs.

The City of Suisun City administers the BayREN Program on behalf of the cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo and unincorporated Solano County.

BayREN has three main elements:

  • Single-Family Home Upgrades & Rebates
  • Multi-Family Home Upgrades & Rebates
  • City Codes and Standards Updates

Receive free energy consulting and make improvements to your residential property and get cash rebates!

Energy Upgrade California offers rebates and free consulting for energy savings for property owners of single-family and multi-family dwellings through the BayREN program.

The program is more fully explained below.  If you would like additional information, please contact Planning Specialist Kirsten Horton at 707-421-7336 or khorton@suisun.com

Single-Family Home Upgrades

BayREN offers free energy consulting services to help property owners identify ways to improve their home’s energy efficiency. This analysis will help homeowners identify specific projects that will result in actual savings and qualify for rebates from $1,000 to $4,500.

  BayREN Single Family Home Upgrade Info (162.5 KiB, 1,164 hits)

  BayREN Advanced Home Upgrade Info (162.9 KiB, 962 hits)

Multi-Family Home Upgrades

BayRen offers owners of multi-family properties with five or more attached units free consultations to customize a package of improvements projected by 10% the whole building energy use of a multi-family structure. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to help bring down the cost of an upgrade by 20 to 40 percent. Rebates available at up to $750 per unit.

  BayREN Multi Family Upgrade Info (784.8 KiB, 1,184 hits)

  BayREN Multi Family Interest Form / Application (584.9 KiB, 1,001 hits)

Codes and Standards

The Codes and Standards component is for City and County agencies as a joint effort to achieve full compliance within each jurisdiction with provisions of the California Energy Code.

  •  Energy Code Training: Training sessions are designed to educate the public and private building community in key aspects of code compliance and enforcement.
  • Permit Resource Opportunity Program (PROP): The Permit Resource Opportunity Program assists Building Departments in supporting energy code compliance and streamlining.
  • Regional Forums: Regional forums that focus on policy and program design issues and energy code compliance.

Solano County cities interested in attending or sponsoring energy code training are encouraged to contact Solano BayREN representative Kirsten Horton at 707-421-7336 or khorton@suisun.com.