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CCA Program

Comprehensive Common Area

The SoCalREN Multifamily Program provides a safe way to help you upgrade your property in a simple way while maintaining social distancing!

Add value to your property and reduce maintenance costs with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Multifamily Program. The Comprehensive Common Area approach helps properties enjoy the benefits of an energy efficiency upgrade while minimizing contractor and staff interaction with tenants.

Participate Easily in Four Easy Steps

  1. Access No-Cost Consulting: an energy consultant from the SoCalREN team will work with you remotely to complete an intake process and identify specific measures.
  2. Get an Assessment: An energy assessment will identify the opportunities to upgrade the energy efficiency of your property's common areas.
  3. Make Improvements: Have a licensed, qualified contractor install energy efficiency measures. Some measures may be self-installed (contact the Program for more details).
  4. Receive Incentives: Earn an incentive for project costs established by the Program's allowable cost database. The incentive amount is 45% of the project cost for projects located in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) and 35% for Non-DAC projects.

Enjoy the Benefits

  • Use our simple intake process to minimize the time Program team members spend on site.
  • Enjoy reduced operating and maintenance costs.
  • Contribute to regional environmental improvement goals.
  • Access financing and incentives.

Confirm Your Eligibility

To participate in the Program, your multifamily projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in a property served by Southern California Edison (SCE).
  • Be in a building that contains a minimum of five connected units.
  • Include at least two eligible energy efficiency measures, one of which must be an electric measure.
  • Achieve between 4% and 10% improvement in energy efficiency.
  • Reach project completion and approval within 12 months of the date of reservation.

Ready to get started? Complete our Interest Form.

Incentive Structure

Comprehensive Common Area Incentives are based on approved project costs established by regulatory and market guidance. Incentives are set at 35% of the approved project cost for projects not located in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC). Projects located within DAC ZIP codes receive 45% of the project cost.

Eligible Measures

The following energy efficiency measures are eligible for Incentives under the Comprehensive Common Area offering.

Category Measure Type
Lighting Common area lighting
Water Heating Central domestic hot water heater
Water Heating Insulate exposed domestic hot water piping
Water Heating Domestic hot water recirculation controls
Pool Programmable pool and spa pump controls
Pool High efficiency pool and spa heater
Pool Timer on pool and spa heater
Pool Pool covers
Laundry ENERGY STAR® clothes washers