Watch: HERO Program Launches in San Diego

“It’s a very exciting day for San Diegans!” enthused San Diego Board of Supervisors Chairperson Dianne Jacob. “Summer’s in full swing, we’re feeling it from the heat, our utility bills are rising – and homeowners, we believe,

5 Tips for Finding an Eco-Friendly Contractor

Many consumers today are understandably skeptical when it comes to products or services claiming to be eco-friendly. In a society transitioning to understand just how drastically our actions impact the environment – and what we can do

HERO Launches in 24 More Communities, Including San Diego

The HERO Program is now available in 21 additional cities and the unincorporated areas of 3 counties in California. See if your community is one of them: See the full list of participating HERO communities. About HERO: HERO

Watch: HERO Program Launch Event in Kern County

“We are so excited that HERO is now available in our community – right here in Kern County!” enthused Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez on May 5, 2014. She and other elected officials gathered at the Kern

SUPERVISOR LETICIA PEREZ: Energy Efficiency Program Ushers Green Jobs into Kern

Originally published in The Bakersfield Californian The green economy has arrived in Kern County, and not a moment too soon. Kern faces an unemployment rate of more than 13 percent — well above state and national rates.

CA Governor Recognizes HERO Program with California’s Highest Environmental & Economic Honor

The HERO Program was recently honored by the Governor Jerry Brown for its great strides in improving the environmental and economic future of California. Renovate America, the administrator of the HERO Program, and Western Riverside Council of

City of San Jose joins growing list of cities adopting HERO Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the largest city in Northern California, San Jose, approved a resolution to offer multiple residential and commercial PACE financing programs to property owners in their community. San Jose,

Why Council Member Jim Hyatt Believes in HERO

Listening to Jim Hyatt, Council Member from Calimesa, it quickly becomes apparent he is a big HERO advocate. His enthusiasm roots both from representing one of the first cities to welcome the Program, and from seeing the

Solar Company Reaches New Customers

Company: 360 Solar Contractor: Mark Harrell Industry: Solar Business Established:  1986 Employees Before HERO: 15 Employees Post HERO: 42   Mark Harrell chats with customers Devlin and Raymond Fillmore as though they are lifelong friends.  They exchange stories and one-liners in

Family Business gets a Boost

  Company: A-Avis Contractor: Ed Ballard Industry: HVAC, Plumbing Business Established: 1947 Employees Before HERO: 30 Employees Post HERO: 35 Leaning against his truck, Ed Ballard reflects on his life in the HVAC business. He can recall
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