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Early Replacement vs. Scheduled Maintenance?

Oftentimes, financing early replacement of equipment, coupled with incentives now, may prove to be more cost-effective than waiting until a scheduled replacement of equipment or measures. Consider this case study of a two-story, four building, 77-unit style apartment community —…

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Open House: Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Incentives in Action

In 2014, SDG&E selected Grand Villa Apartments, located in Escondido (where high temperatures are common), to become a demonstration property showcasing energy efficiency upgrade measures. SDG&E invested $70,000 into the 41-unit community to assess, model, and install upgrade measures designed…

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Windows and Appliances Top the List for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in 2015

With the goal of improving energy efficiency and increasing resident comfort, San Diego multifamily owners are taking advantage of incentives available through SDG&E’s Energy Upgrade California® Multifamily Program to offset renovation costs and maximize existing budgets. Many upgrades qualify (detailed in…

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Millennials Rank Energy Efficiency in Their Rental Homes a High Priority

Millennials, comprised of 18 – 34 year olds,  represent one of the largest renting demographics. A stagnant job market, strict lending, and overwhelming student loan debt has forced Millennials to put off home ownership. Forward thinking multifamily property owners and…

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The Link Between Water Conservation and Energy Efficiency

Reducing Costs for Multifamily Property Owners and Residents California’s drought places water efficiency and conservation at the forefront of maintenance priorities for multifamily property owners.  Rising to this challenge, property owners can reduce operating costs in both water and energy…

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The Team Behind SDG&E’s Multifamily Energy Efficient Community Project Ready to Share Its Success

Earlier this year, SDG&E selected Grand Villa Apartments, located in Escondido (where high temperatures are common), to become a demonstration property showcasing energy efficiency upgrade measures. SDG&E plans to invest up to $70,000 into the 41-unit community to assess, model,…

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SDG&E’s Multifamily Energy Efficient Community Project Ribbon Cutting

Grand Villa Apartments in Escondido.

After conducting an extensive search in collaboration with the San Diego County Apartment Association, SDG&E has selected Grand Villa Apartments in Escondido to become its Multifamily Energy Efficient Community Project. “Our goal is to raise awareness about SDG&E’s multifamily retrofit…

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How Can Energy Efficiency Benefit You and Your Community?

By Nehemiah Stone Energy efficiency is a hot topic in the multifamily housing industry. Day after day, we encourage property owners to install energy-efficient property retrofits in order to “save energy, save money!” However, energy-efficient multifamily property retrofits have benefits…

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Prioritize Your Energy Upgrades to Maximize Your Investment

By Melissa Buckley In what order should I pursue energy efficiency upgrades to get the most bang for my buck? With some forethought and planning, you can incorporate energy efficiency improvements into all types of renovations, and in turn increase…

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Top Upgrades

Since 2011, the Energy Upgrade California Multifamily program has provided SDG&E’s multifamily property managers and owners with resources to make their tenants’ homes safer, healthier, and more comfortable. Domestic hot water tops the list of energy upgrades — nearly 90…

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