SDG&E - California Advanced Homes Incentives

February 11, 2013


SDG&E offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A performance based approach is designed to encourage builders to construct single-family and multi-family dwellings that use at least 15% less energy than Title 24 standards. The incentive payments are based on the final 2008 T-24 reports created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiners (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater. Incentives increase incrementally as the performance of the structure increases. Bonus incentives for weatherization and solar pv are also available for projects which exceed the basic program standards. For further details on these incentives and additional marketing support, please go to the California Advanced Homes web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date: 1/1/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California's New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive: Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.
Eligible System Size: Contact SDG&E for details
Installation Requirements: Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater


Name: Advanced Home Program
San Diego CA
Phone: (866) 631-1744

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.