Smart Energy Program

Palo Alto’s Green Living Resources

Green Living Resources Brochure

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) Green Living Resources is a one-stop catalog to help residents upgrade their homes and apartments to be more efficient and comfortable. Find out about the wide range of programs, rebates and resources offered from the City of Palo Alto.  This catalog provides information about rainfall capture rebates, Zero Waste Programs, energy & water efficiency programs, renewable energy programs and much more.

Learn how CPAU Green Living Resources can help you.

Palo Alto's SMART Energy Rebate Program

Let us help you improve your home's energy and water efficiency, lower your utility costs and create a more comfortable living environment. Improving efficiency is our number one recommendation for reducing your carbon footprint.






Rebates are available for the following items:

Water Heater

Attic Insulation

Whole House Fan

 Smart Power Strip

Pool Pump

Print paper application for rebates

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  • How to apply

    Palo Alto’s rebates may also be used in conjunction with state and federal rebates. If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Eligible measures, rebate amounts and more information is available at the Energy Star Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency.

Appliances must meet qualifications in order for you to receive a rebate. For additional information, call Utility Program Services at (650) 329-2241 or email us at

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