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Palo Alto Launches Home Efficiency Genie Program

Palo Alto Launches Home Efficiency Genie Program

The City of Palo Alto Utilities department (CPAU) and CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy efficiency programs, launched an innovative and never-before-offered low cost home energy and water efficiency program today, the “Home Efficiency Genie.” 
“Sustainability and efficiency is top-of-mind for Palo Alto residents,” said Lacey Lutes, Utilities Account Representative. “The Home Efficiency Genie program provides customized roadmaps for homeowners to improve the efficiency of their homes based on sound building science and diagnostic testing. Residents can also take advantage of professionally customized energy advising services.” 

Through Home Efficiency Genie, a Palo Alto homeowner can talk to an energy advisor free of charge or schedule a discounted home assessment with the program’s specially trained building science experts. These home performance experts have received special training and certification in building science principles, which is the knowledge of how various components of a home interact to affect the overall performance. Utilizing CLEAResult’s proven People First, Buildings Second™ approach, these expert advisors assist homeowners step-by-step through the process of completing thoughtful and impactful efficiency improvements. 

The program includes on-demand, phone-based efficiency advising from the Home Efficiency Genie experts. Residents can learn cost effective ways to improve their home’s comfort, efficiency, health, indoor air quality, building durability and value. As part of the efficiency assessment, homeowners will receive energy and water saving devices that can reduce daily energy use and prevent water waste, as well as a detailed and customized assessment report. 

CPAU customers can call (650) 713-3411 to discuss energy and water saving opportunities with an home efficiency advisor. Visit www.efficiencygenie.com to learn more about the Home Efficiency Genie program and submit an inquiry for a discounted assessment. 

Last Updated: July 30, 2015