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Spectrum’s HEAP & Weatherization Services are available to Alameda County residents looking for utility bill payment assistance and energy efficiency services. *Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)* HEAP is a federally-funded program to help low-income households pay their energy bills. Assistance is in the form of a direct payment to the utility company on behalf of an eligible applicant. Eligibility is based on the household’s total monthly income, which cannot exceed the HEAP income guidelines listed on the website. Federal HEAP funds are for households with low incomes and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old. *Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program* Weatherization helps by upgrading a home by installing products that makes the home more energy-saving. Homes being weatherized stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The average yearly savings is over $400 per household. As a federally-funded program, Spectrum can give energy-saving measures to people who meet our eligibility requirements. Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6. *What they can provide:* - Heater Replacement - Water Heater Replacement - Attic and Floor Insulation - Window and Exterior Door Repair or Replacement - Low-flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators - Fridge Replacement or Repair - Range Replacement or Repair - Weather-Stripping - Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Microwaves *For Weatherization Call:* Talk to a staff member at 510-881-0300 ext. 272 For HEAP, Call 510-881-0300. Dial x 214 for Spanish

Factsheet on switching to electric vehicles. Includes information on cost benefits, charging stations, tax rebates, and buying options to help you choose an affordable and energy-efficient driving option.

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Sim Van Der Ryn is an architect who focuses on Ecology putting the environment in the forefront, and trying to blend culture and nature through elegant, thought-provoking design. His company does architecture, consulting and development, works with a diverse number of people and type of buildings.

Spectrum’s HEAP & Weatherization Services are available to Alameda County residents looking for utility bill payment assistance and energy efficiency services. *Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)* HEAP is a federally-funded program to help low-income households pay their energy bills. Assistance is in the form of a direct payment to the utility company on behalf of an eligible applicant. Eligibility is based on the household’s total monthly income, which cannot exceed the HEAP income guidelines listed on the website. Federal HEAP funds are for households with low incomes and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old. *Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program* Weatherization helps by upgrading a home by installing products that makes the home more energy-saving. Homes being weatherized stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The average yearly savings is over $400 per household. As a federally-funded program, Spectrum can give energy-saving measures to people who meet our eligibility requirements. Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6. *What they can provide:* - Heater Replacement - Water Heater Replacement - Attic and Floor Insulation - Window and Exterior Door Repair or Replacement - Low-flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators - Fridge Replacement or Repair - Range Replacement or Repair - Weather-Stripping - Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Microwaves *For Weatherization Call:* Talk to a staff member at 510-881-0300 ext. 272 For HEAP, Call 510-881-0300. Dial x 214 for Spanish

SERC is working to establish clean energy technologies in our society. They specialize in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen energy systems. Their work involves research and development, technology demonstration, project development, energy systems analysis, and education and training. In addition, they perform feasibility studies, resource assessments, and energy planning studies. We are affiliated with Humboldt State University's Environmental Resources Engineering program.

Solar Richmond provides solar installation training for low-income residents, innovative job creation and placement services to empower emerging leaders of the green economy. The training program lasts for 15 weeks and includes environmental literacy, construction, energy efficiency and solar installation. Additionally, Solar Richmond provides students with hands-on installation experiences in the field, on low-income Richmond residences.

Furnishes information materials covering the efficient use of energy and the application of renewable energy technologies. Provides business assistance and information, and tailored help to identify and evaluate market trends and locate potential funding sources. Information requests should use online submission form before attempting e-mail contact.

Providing energy efficiency consulting services to the commercial food service industry, including: Restaurant owners and operators, institutional food service providers, cooking equipment manufacturers and kitchen designers. A Certified Green Business program, funded by California utility customers, administered by Pacific Gas & Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utility Commission, and operated by Fisher-Nickel, inc.

Factsheet on switching to electric vehicles. Includes information on cost benefits, charging stations, tax rebates, and buying options to help you choose an affordable and energy-efficient driving option.

NREL is the principal research laboratory for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Technical inquiry information service for the scientific and industrial communities regarding renewable energy. NREL works toward developing hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs); moving them from research and development to the marketplace, as well as solar, wind, etc. For a full list of contacts visit nrel.gov/contacts

Their vision and ultimate goal is to create and maintain a total environmental system in the home and the workplace. They offer energy efficiency upgrades, solar energy (system design to financing to customer service), and environmental solutions for your home or business, as well as asbestos and mold abatement services.

EPRI does research into alternative and present power funded by surcharge on electricity bill. They have a library and technical assistance available to the public.

Providing solar power consultation, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Also, offers a solar lease program: custom designed system, installed, with a monthly payment lease program.

Aerotecture International seeks to radically transform the dominant paradigm of energy production and consumption around the globe. Blending the concepts of aerodynamics and architecture, Aeroturbines are wind electric turbines designed to be attached to buildings or integrated into the very form of buildings. With Aeroturbines, buildings and other structures will not only consume electricity, but produce it onsite.

Provide canvas shelters for all seasons, domes in the tradition of R. Buckminster Fuller. Offers Event Domes, Eco Living Domes, BioDomes, Healing Domes, Relief Domes, and Playground Domes.

The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE WAP) delivers energy conservation services to low-income Californians. The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces the heating and cooling costs for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety. Among low-income households, the program focuses on those with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. See website for income guidelines and energy services provider directory.

Factsheet on saving energy. From low cost tips to larger investments for your home, helping you save in the long run.

The nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, GRID provides free solar-installations to low-income households, certifies volunteers and trainees in installing solar panels, and participates in community solar installations. GRID also lobbies for policies to support equitable access to solar power, especially to low-income and indegenous groups. Visit their website to get your free solar installation, get trained to install solar, or read about their other work.

Since 1985, Siegel & Strain Architects has championed sustainability as an integral part of the design process. Through leadership and a commitment to innovation in green design and historic preservation, the firm has created award-winning projects and an ecologically- based practice that has gained national attention. They provide building design and master planning services to a diverse client base on a wide range of civic, educational, and residential projects.

HelioPower is an integrated energy solutions company with over 4,500 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001. We reduce energy costs and develop energy assets by leveraging renewable energy production, demand side management and return on investment strategies for clients in the U.S. and abroad.

CRS is a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy.

Administers the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in California. The federal Department of Health and Human Services distributes funds to states annually to assist with energy bills and offset heating and/or cooling energy costs for eligible low-income households. California's share is distributed to contracted community energy service providers. See website for income guidelines and energy services provider directory.

Since 1991, Solar Energy International has been dedicated to hands-on labs, online solar training, and renewable energy education. SEI also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through viable outreach programs.

An American manufacturer of solar panels, which is a small part of a large global corporation. The Kyocera website offers a calculator (to estimate the energy output, pollution prevention and cost of a grid-connected photovoltaic system), and how to contact an authorized Kyocera dealer.

The Home Energy Analyzer is a free, confidential online tool that uses data from your PG&E Smart Meter to monitor your home's energy use and save you money.

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