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Case Studies

Ortega Family

The Ortega family was having serious issues with their home and spending too much valuable free time patching and repairing problems to keep things from deteriorating further.

Sager family

As longtime renters, Jordan and Jessica Sager were excited to purchase their very first home.

Rosenthal Family

The Rosenthals were considering purchasing a distressed property in Solvang that was in bad shape.

Davis Family

After inheriting a Santa Maria home with some deferred maintenance issues, the Davis family decided it needed some upgrades. “As part of a whole house remodel, we thought it made sense to improve on the energy efficiency of the home,” said Mike Davis, homeowner.

Kushnerov Family

The Kushnerov family’s first step to making home energy upgrades was to assess before they invested. They started out by attending a homeowner workshop hosted by the emPower program so they could gather information on available financing, incentives and meet contractors.

Johnson Family

Charlie and Paula Johnson were thinking about installing solar to address high energy bills when they met Allen Energy at a local home show.  “Originally we wanted to do solar only.  Our electric bills were really high and we want to lower our overhead since we are both retired” said Paula. 

Gibbons Family

Linda Gibbons had been wanting to address some issues in her home, but was unsure how or where to begin until she found emPower.“My furnace was 50 years old, my house was cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. Dust would fill the air when I ran the furnace which concerned me because I have allergies," said Linda.

Recent News

Savings By Design encourages high-performance, non-residential building design and construction by providing financial incentives, detailed analysis, and design support.
Energy Upgrade California™ is a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources. The program provides tips for businesses on how to save energy and water.
The GBP offers incentives and assistance to encourage businesses to implement voluntary actions to protect, preserve, and improve the environment beyond what current laws require.