Free efficiency kits delivered to your door through Rising Sun “Green House Call” program

July 27, 2021

Local nonprofit Rising Sun Center for Opportunity (Rising Sun) is helping Hayward residents make bill-lowering efficiency upgrades this summer through its annual Green House Call program. By responding to a ten-minute “Green House Call” survey, participants can have a do-it-yourself efficiency kit delivered right to their door.

In years past, Green House Calls have been conducted in participant homes with a staff member trained to identify opportunities for saving water and energy. The House Calls also included on-the-spot installation of efficiency equipment. However, in summer 2020, the program was brought online, replacing the onsite assessment with an online survey and the delivery of DIY efficiency kits. Last year, 44 Hayward households signed up to receive kits packed with enough efficient devices to prevent an estimated 9.16 metric tons of CO2 per year.

This year, each kit includes:

  • Up to 16 LED light bulbs (standard and floodlight).
  • A smart power strip ($70 value).
  • High-efficiency bathroom and kitchen faucet aerators (same pressure, less water).
  • High-efficiency showerhead(s) (same pressure, less water).
  • Toilet leak detection tablets.
  • Information on other energy-saving and green programs.

There are no income qualifications, and kits are available to both renters and homeowners in Hayward. Take the survey online at or at (510) 665-1501 ext. 300 with a trained staff member. For more information about eligibility and how to participate in the Green House Call program, visit