Energy Efficiency

 

Creating safer, cleaner, and more energy-efficient homes

For over 45 years Community Resource Project's energy and weatherization program has provided housing improvements that increase a home’s energy efficiency through various state, federal, and other funded programs.

Weatherization works to help our community become energy efficient through education and free energy-efficient upgrades, one home at a time.


CRP Weatherization Services

Weatherization is the installation of energy conservation efforts to make a home more energy-efficient and safe. Our goal is to reduce energy costs while improving energy efficiency and ensuring health and safety for low-income families; especially the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with young children.

Weatherization services may include the following, depending on household eligibility:

  • Gas cooking appliance repair/replacement
  • Repair and replacement of heating/cooling systems
  • Weather-stripping and caulking of doors and windows
  • Refrigerator repair/replacement
  • Microwave replacement
  • Dishwasher replacement
  • Clothes washer and dryer replacement
  • Insulation of walls, ceilings, floors, and attics
  • Low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators
  • Smoke/CO alarm replacement and proper installation
  • Inefficient light replacement
  • Duct repair and replacement
  • And more!

Installation of these services helps improve the comfort and cost of living of the home. Without these weatherization measures, homes lose energy which makes the heating/cooling units work harder to keep your home temperature comfortable, resulting in wasted energy and increased utility costs.


Weatherization Programs


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Sacramento region residents experience higher than normal temperatures during the summer to freezing temperatures in the winter and are forced to use their air conditioning and heating system in order to maintain a comfortable and safe temperature in their homes. This can lead to costly and unaffordable heating and cooling bills.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help offset eligible residents' home energy costs.

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides assistance to eligible households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24 to 48-hour disconnect notice or service termination by its utility company, or a household facing an energy-related crisis/life-threatening emergency, including leaky or broken gas appliances.

Additionally, LIHEAP services includes energy budget counseling, education on basic energy efficiency practices and instruction on the proper use and maintenance of installed weatherization measures.


Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds.

Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, these households save on average $372 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program. Since the program began in 1976, WAP has helped improve the lives of more than 7 million families through weatherization services.


Low-Income Weatherization Program - Farmworker Component 2.0

CRP is pleased to partner with Northern California's Maroma Energy Services to provide Low-Income Weatherization Program - Farmworker (LIWP Farm) services to low-income farmworker families in San Joaquin. Through LIWP, CRP can provide farmworkers in San Joaquin with energy services intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save them money on their power bills. Through LIWP, CRP is also able to provide solar panels to farmworker homeowners in San Joaquin at no cost. This program is set to start in the summer of 2023, but you can sign up for the waiting list by clicking here.

CRP se complace en asociarse con Maroma Energy Services del norte de California para brindar servicios del Programa de Climatización para Trabajadores Agrícolas de Bajos Ingresos (LIWP Farm) a familias de trabajadores agrícolas de bajos ingresos en San Joaquín. A través de LIWP, CRP puede proporcionar a los trabajadores agrícolas en San Joaquín servicios de energía destinados a reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y ahorrarles dinero en sus facturas de energía. A través de LIWP, CRP también puede proporcionar paneles solares a los trabajadores agrícolas propietarios de viviendas en San Joaquín sin costo alguno. Este programa entrará en vigor en el verano de 2023, pero ya puedes inscribirte en la lista de espera. Haga clic aquí para registrarse en la lista de espera.


Eligibility

CRP's weatherization program is available to any household in Sacramento, Sutter or Yuba county that meets the requirements listed below:

  • Have low income (see income guidelines below)
  • Have a valid social security card
  • Provide current income verification (pay stubs for the previous 6 weeks)
  • Present ID such as a driver's license, California ID, and/or valid US identification
  • Provide pages 1-3 of current energy bill(s)
  • Have approval from the landlord (if renting)
  • Have a dwelling free from roof leaks and major electrical issues

Income Guidelines 2024

Number of Persons in Household Monthly Income Up To
1 $2,882.83
2 $3,769.83
3 $4,656.83
4 $5,543.92
5 $6,430.92
6 $7,317.92
7 $7,484.25
8 $7,650.58
9 $7,816.92
10 $7,983.17

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