A typical neighborhood home in Chula Vista has been transformed into extraordinary, efficient, attractive, comfortable, and cost effective! The City of Chula Vista, ConSol, and San Diego Gas & Electric led a project team that retrofitted the house to achieve “deep” energy savings of over 50%, to demonstrate a new “plug & play” solar photovoltaic system, and to provide a local green job training opportunity.
The home, which is now occupied by a homeowner, will be opened to the public for tours through November 2012 (click here to view the City's calendar of Open House events).
The City of Chula Vista, in collaboration with Community HousingWorks, purchased the distressed property in September 2011 at a substantial discount through the Chase Community Revitalization Program. The property has been resold to a qualifying low-income family through the Chula Vista First-Time Homebuyer Program.
To learn more about the City's First-Time Homebuyer Program, click here.
To learn about special incentives and 0%-interest loans for residents through the City's Home Upgrade, Carbon Downgrade Program, click here.
Showcase Home Project Team
Click on each Partner's logo for info on their respective programs
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PROJECT PARTNERS!
Energy Upgrade California is a partnership of the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission and is funded by California utility customers. The Community Savings Initiative, GETUP workforce training, and Chula Vista Home Upgrade, Carbon Downgrade programs are also funded in part through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Solar energy upgrades are being funded through a California Solar inittiave grant and a General Electric donation. LED lighting upgrades are being donated by Lowe's Home Improvement (Eastlake) and landscape designs are being donated by Irma Poeter and Michelle Landis from Southwestern College.