Help for Residents
The Home Upgrade, Carbon Downgrade Program helps Chula Vista residents improve their homes' comfort, health, and efficiency. The program's 3 main goals are to lower long-term residential utility costs, reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, and create local economic benefits.
Georgetown University Energy Prize
Chula Vista recently competed in a national competition of small and medium-sized cities to see who can become the most energy efficient. The winner will be awarded up to $5 million dollars! Visit the GUEP webpage here:www.guep.org.
FREE Home Energy & Water Check-Ups
Sign up for a FREE home energy & water check-up to determine some initial opportunities to improve your efficiency. The 30-minute evaluation is performed by a trained City staff.
- Schedule a check-up today by completing the web form or
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 409-3893.
- No-cost energy & water saving devices may be provided!
Come visit the City's Conservation Section booth to learn about how you can reduce your energy bills while making your home more comfortable and healthy at Farmers Market at the Otay Ranch Town Center (Please contact City's Conservation Section at (619) 409-3893 for participation dates).
For a limited time, the City is also helping to distribute SDG&E Indoor Energy-Water Savings Kits that include a low-flow shower head and faucet aerators at no cost!
Solar Powering Chula Vista
The City's Building Division has created a Solar PV Submittal Requirements Form (#4613) to outline the necessary permitting steps for installations. Residential permits are $250, while commercial permits start at $2,544.82.
For more info, visit the City's Sustainability Center.
Low-income families may be eligible for Solar PV systems at little or no cost through a special California incentive. For more info, visit the non-profit GRID Alternatives.
Home Upgrade Rebates & Financing
There are a variety of incentives & financing programs to help residents implement energy and water-saving improvements at little or no upfront cost.
Property-owners can finance energy and water improvements for up to 25 years and repay through their property taxes, by participating in one of the available PACE programs:
South Bay Energy Action Collaborative (SoBEAC)
The Cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, and National City are working with the San Diego Association of Governments and SDG&E to help South Bay residents and businesses save energy, reduce utility bills, and become more green.
Need help? Contact the City's Conservation Section at (619) 409-3893
The Conservation Section works closely with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and other regional partners to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Chula Vista and other South Bay communities.