Schedule a free “Green House Call” to make money-saving, environmentally conscious upgrades to your home

May 28, 2019

Figuring out the best way to maximize efficiency in your everyday life can be challenging. That’s why Rising Sun Center for Opportunity (Rising Sun) works with residents in communities across the Bay to help close the efficiency know-how gap with their free energy- and water-saving services.  

Rising Sun is a local nonprofit that operates job training and employment programs for underserved youth and adults to address climate change and economic inequity. Every summer, Rising Sun offers no-cost services to help make economic and environmental sustainability attainable for all Hayward residents. Whether you’re a renter or a property owner, Rising Sun can help you make efficiency upgrades that can lower your bill and reduce your impact on the environment through their free “Green House Calls”.   

Green House Calls are available by appointment to residents in the nine-county Bay Area, as well as in San Joaquin County. Here in Hayward, Green House Calls are available at no cost to residents and are conducted by local youth Energy Specialists, who will check your home for resource conservation opportunities and install new equipment to help you save energy, water, and money all while providing jobs to youth in Hayward. Green House Calls are only available from July 2nd until August 8th, 2019. Space is limited - sign up here or call (510) 665-1501 ext 300.  

This year, Rising Sun is partnering with Home Energy Analytics to analyze residents’ EBCE/PG&E energy use to find high-impact, low-barrier behavior changes and technological upgrades residents can make to reduce energy use. Rising Sun Energy Coaches will use this analysis to create personalized recommendations and resources for participants. High energy users may also be eligible for a no-cost installation of a Nest smart home thermostat by the Rising Sun team, a service valued at over $170. Space is limited - sign up here to complete a short five-question survey to get your home energy profile or call (510) 665-1501 ext 300.  

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