Sustainable Fresno

The resource efficiency programs of the Sustainable Fresno Division have a goal to reduce energy usage by 30% and save an estimated $225 Million each year.

Resource Efficiency Programs

Programs funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company under this activity are focused on reducing energy and water use in existing and future municipal-owned buildings. In 2007, the City of Fresno as a community spent an estimated $750 Million on energy in the form of electricity and natural gas. The resource efficiency programs of Sustainable Fresno Division have a goal to reduce energy usage by 30% and save an estimated $225 Million each year in the community.  The City’s focus remains on municipal functions and energy savings with a goal to be 50% renewable by 2035.

Useful Resources

  • Fresno Energy Watch
    The Fresno Energy Watch is a local government partnership between Pacific Gas & Electric, the City and County of Fresno, and Richard Heath and Associates, Inc. The partnership helps educate small and medium business, local municipalities, and non-profit organizations about opportunities that can increase their energy efficiency and potentially save on their utility bills.
  • HomeIntel Energy Audit
    HomeIntel is a new program available at no cost for PG&E customers. It’s a combination of Smart Audit, a web-based smart meter analysis tool, and energy coaching from a real person. Create a Smart Audit account to step through an in-depth analysis of your home’s energy use. You’ll learn the areas of potential energy waste and recommended solutions. Want more? Then engage with an energy coach to dig deeper into the data. Start saving now!
  • PG&E’s Rate Plans
    Learn which PG&E rate plan your household is on and which ones are available to you.
  • PACE Programs
    In January 2011, the City Council unanimously approved the adoption of the first California Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program for the City of Fresno. PACE is helping residential and commercial property owners improve their energy efficiency and save money. PACE utilizes bond financing to provide property owners fixed-rate, property-based, no money down financing for energy and water efficiency retrofit to their properties, significantly reducing energy bills and expenses with instant cost savings.
    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. They provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with: home energy bills, energy crises, and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs. To find out where you can apply for LIHEAP Energy Assistance, please call 1-866-674-6327.
  • California Green Business Network (CABGN)
    The CAGBN leads the state and nation in working with small to medium-sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, CAGBN contributes by helping make our communities healthier and more livable while also conserving resources and saving money.
  • MIDI Program (PG&E)
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has contracted with Richard Heath and Associates, Inc. (RHA) to offer a no-cost energy assistance program for PG&E residential customers. The MIDI program is available to qualified renters and homeowners living in single-family homes, multifamily dwellings and mobile homes. Participating customers receive energy and water conservation education and saving tips, referrals to other PG&E programs, and direct installation of eligible program measures.