The Southern California Gas Co. on Wednesday announced over 13,400 new single-family residential units and multi-family projects have enrolled in the 2021 Energy Efficient New Homes Program, which aims to enable homebuilders to construct energy efficient homes at a lower cost.
The program was designed to save about 150,000 net therms with over $250,000 in customer bill savings for eventual homeowners, which reduces over 794 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2021 alone, according to the utility.
The program offers rebates to builders of eligible new single-family and multi-family projects. New residential construction projects that exceed the state’s energy efficiency standards and are equipped with qualifying gas appliances and equipment are eligible to apply.
“Further innovations in our customer offerings will play an increasingly important role in our path to achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2045,” Wright said. “Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective method for achieving the state’s climate goals.”
SoCalGas energy efficiency programs saved over 40 million therms with $44 million saved on customers’ utility bills in 2020, according to Wright.