Departamento del Medio Ambiente de San Francisco

Resources and Financing

BayREN Business

BayREN Business is an innovative program that offers rebates, financing, and one-stop-shop technical assistance. BayREN provides qualifying small and medium businesses energy-efficient HVAC, refrigeration equipment, and lighting upgrades at no out-of-pocket cost, and will help any business connect to all available energy saving programs.

PG&E Interest-Free Energy Efficiency Financing 

PG&E offers 0% interest loans for replacing old and worn-out equipment with energy-efficient models, and sets loan repayment terms in line with monthly energy savings from the improvement. Loans range from $5,000 to $4,000,000 per premise, with a period of up to 10 years. 

Inflation Reduction Act

The §179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction is significantly changing for retrofits to commercial buildings. Starting in 2023, the maximum §179D deduction will increase to $5.00 per square foot for projects meeting prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements. The deduction can be taken every three tax years, and deductions from improvements to facilities owned by tax-exempt entities may be transferrable to project design professionals.  

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