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An Energy Efficiency Incentive Program implemented in June 2010 gives residents of the city of Tustin the opportunity to receive rebates on permit fees if they make energy conservation a priority.

Click here to view the report submitted to Interim City Manager William A. Huston.

Since the EEIP was put into action, two businesses and six residential properties have completed energy efficient installations and received rebates totaling $15,853.96. Several other organizations are eligible for the rebate, and will receive funds when their projects are completed.

The program is funded by federal grant money issued for local jurisdictions provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Community Development Department and Public Works Department received $80,000 to be dispersed over three years. The EEIP Program will end in June 2012 or when the funds are exhausted.

Energy Efficient Improvement Projects that qualify for a fee rebate include:

  • Cogeneration Fuel Cells
  • Cool Roofs Exceeding what is required by California Energy Code CEC
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Windows and doors exceeding CEC efficiency standards
  • HVAC Systems exceeding CEC efficiency standards
  • Insulation exceeding minimum required by CEC
  • Insulation in attics of existing buildings
  • Photovoltaic Systems solar improvement installation
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Skylights approved by California Energy Commission
  • Tankless Domestic Water Heaters
  • Other Energy Efficiency Innovations/Improvements

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