City of Palo Alto Utilities - New Construction Residential Rebate Program

July 22, 2015


The City of Palo Alto encourages home builders in Palo Alto to build more efficient residences than is required by state and local codes and ordinances. To qualify for this program, new homes must exceed the requirements set in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations by at least 20%.  Rebates are calculated as a combination of both kWh and therm savings.  A rebate worksheet is available on the program website which provides specific guidelines on how to calculate the potential incentive for new construction projects.  Visit the program website or contact the utility directly for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Utility Marketing Services
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Maximum Incentive: $3,000


Name: City of Palo Alto Development Services Building Division
Organization: City of Palo Alto Utilities
Address: 285 Hamilton Av. (First Floor),
Palo Alto CA 94301
Phone: (650) 329-2496

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.