HERO Financing Program PDF Print E-mail

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Now live, the San Gabriel Valley's Council Of Government's Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program will assist in funding energy efficiency projects for Covina homeowners. Through the HERO program, homeowners will work alongside contractors to identify home energy projects and products that are eligible for low-interest financing. The low interest loans are paid back as an additional line item on the home's property tax. For more information please refer to the HERO Financing Program website.

Savings by Design PDF Print E-mail

Designed for nonresidential new construction and renovation/remodel projects, Savings by Design targets primary decision-makers: building owners, developers, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, builders, and energy consultants. Savings By Design analyses provide detailed technical and financial assistance data that allows owners and design teams to make informed decisions regarding energy efficiency features.

This statewide approach offers the nonresidential building industry a multi-faceted program designed to consistently serve the needs of the building community throughout California.  Savings By Design encourages energy-efficient building design and construction practices, promoting the efficient use of energy by offering up-front design assistance supported by financial incentives based on project performance.

For more information please click the banner to be directed to the Savings by Design website.

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LA County Program Available for Building Upgrades PDF Print E-mail

As a property owner or manager, you know that lowering your building’s operating costs is important to your bottom line and cash flow. By upgrading or retrofitting your building to use less energy and water, or produce clean energy, you can save money on your utility bills while increasing your property’s value.

In an effort to make these energy improvements more attainable for property owners, Los Angeles County is now offering the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Program for these types of improvements. Unlike a traditional loan, PACE financing is paid back via an assessment on the property tax bill.

Los Angeles County’s PACE financing allows owners of commercial properties to finance up to 100 percent of the cost of installing energy-efficient, renewable energy and water-saving improvements and immediately enjoy the benefits of lower utility bills.

Other benefits of financing energy improvements through PACE include:

  • Lower operating costs
  • Higher property value
  • Better rates and terms than traditional financing
  • Cash-flow positive from day one by allowing projects to be amortized over a longer period of time

Please visit Los Angeles County’s PACE website at www.lapace.org for more information and fill out a FREE initial application to determine whether PACE financing is right for your project.

Questions? Contact PACE at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (877) 785-2237.

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Energy Efficiency Plan for the City of Covina PDF Print E-mail

About the Project

The Energy Efficiency Plan for the City of Covina is part of a unified regional framework for meeting long-term energy efficiency goals. This framework will allow the Energy Efficiency Plan developed for each city to function as a stand-alone document tailored to individual communities. 

The Energy Efficiency Plan:

  • Summarizes the City’s existing and future energy use
  • Projects the City’s existing future energy use (through 2020)
  • Identifies energy efficiency goals and targets
  • Creates an energy efficiency strategy to meet the City’s energy reduction goals
  • Assists in meeting State and regional goals of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and long-term energy efficiency

Click here to view the Energy Climate Action Plan approved by the Covina City Council.

Twenty-seven of the thirty-one SGVCOG member agencies participated in the Energy Efficiency Plan project, which is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Edison (SCE) . The funding was awarded to the SVGCOG to implement activities to achieve statewide energy efficiency goals. Participating cities include:

  • Alhambra
  • Duarte
  • Monrovia
  • San Marino
  • Arcadia
  • El Monte
  • Montebello
  • Sierra Madre
  • Baldwin Park
  • Glendora
  • Monterey Park
  • South El Monte
  • Bradbury
  • Irwindale
  • Pomona
  • South Pasadena
  • Claremont
  • La Canada-Flintridge
  • Rosemead
  • Temple City
  • Covina
  • La Puente
  • San Dimas
  • West Covina
  • Diamond Bar
  • La Verne
  • San Gabriel

Contact Us

Environmental Services Section, (626) 384-5480.

Additional Resources

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership

California Climate Change Portal

Cool California

Energy Upgrade California

US EPA - Climate Change

Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Sustainability Programs PDF Print E-mail

Programs and Projects

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Resources

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Water Conservation Resources

Water Conservation in Covina

State Agencies

California Energy Commission
California Flex Your Power
California Independent Systems Operators (ISO)
California Public Utilities Commission
California Power Authority

Federal Agencies

EPA Energy Star
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Environmental Services

Air Quality
Stormwater Pollution Prevention

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