The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Energy Network, is hosting a free Home Upgrade workshop at the Pico Branch Library to help homeowners kick-start summer savings.

The event will take place Tuesday, July 14, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Pico Branch Library, located at 2201 Pico Blvd.

Geared toward single-family homeowners, the workshop will cover the top ways a home uses and loses energy from a ‘whole house’ approach. The workshop simplifies the Home Upgrade Santa Monica experience, connecting local homeowners with the latest solutions, rebates and local contractors. New financing options and the latest solar industry updates will also be provided.

“We know Santa Monica homeowners want to do their part to save energy and be green. Our goal is to help them make the most of their upgrade dollars so they can reduce energy costs and improve the overall environment,” said City of Santa Monica sustainability analyst Garrett Wong, adding, “Home Upgrade Santa Monica is a great program for any homeowner looking to make home upgrades this summer.”

Home Upgrade Santa Monica is a free event presented by the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, the Energy Network, and Home Upgrade California.

A free light meal and refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle drawing with a fantastic prize. Register at

Home Uprgrade Santa Monica is supported through statewide energy efficiency funds, Home Upgrade rebates and incentives can help homeowners take the next step toward more comfortable, healthy living. It includes two levels of rebates: 1) Home Upgrade offers up to $3,000 in rebates and incentives for pursuing three or more energy efficiency upgrades from a menu of options and 2) Advance Home Upgrade offers rebates and incentives for pursuing a comprehensive, customized energy efficiency upgrade. (Contact your local utility for more information.) The Energy Network’s Home Upgrade applies to homeowners of single-family homes in Los Angeles County who are customers of both Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company.

The Energy Network was authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2012 to harness the collective power of residents, businesses, and the public sector to achieve an unprecedented level of energy savings across Southern California. As part of its mission, The Energy Network provides resources and assistance to homeowners who are planning residential energy efficiency upgrades. It does this by providing information and money-saving resources in collaboration with local agencies, governments and stakeholders. Services include rebate and incentive offerings for qualifying energy efficiency upgrades, attractive financing terms for eligible residential solar and energy saving improvements, tools to help identify contractors with energy efficiency training, and other resources that help homeowners take the next step toward saving energy.

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