Bay Area Sunshares Program

The Bay Area has been the forefront in leading the nation in local programs to help cities, local businesses, and residents with options to go green. The Bay Area Sunshares program pools the buying power of the participating cities and employers, to receive bulk discounts for installing new solar systems, and receive discounts on select […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter

Fall weather is upon us, and despite the warm weather trends happening in the Bay Area recently, preparing for the fall and winter months ahead, will save your household money when the cold air descends.  Here are five ways to prepare your home for cold weather ahead: 1) ITS GREAT TO INSULATE Insulation is a […]

Silicon Valley leading the world in today’s technology and sustainable workplaces

With Silicon Valley leading the world in today’s technology, one of its most notable tech companies Apple, recently released it’s latest advancement in mobile devices, the iPhone 7. This tech conglomerate is not only ahead of it’s time with it’s mobile and computing technology, but also proves to be a big supporter of creating a […]

Common Core Money: Financial Literacy for Educators and Other Professionals

How I Got Solar for $10K from San Jose’s Skyway Electric and Solar – C. Gomez There is a big misconception among homeowners: Solar is too expensive. This misconception goes back years to when solar first started to get attention in the early part of this decade. Today, solar is much more affordable. In July, I […]

Community Power Offers Bay Area Home Owner’s More Choices

From the North Bay to the South Bay, a trend to step away from the conventional energy source, is sweeping the Bay Area. Counties are taking a stand against PG&E and are moving towards a community choice model. This gives residents a choice to power their homes, with a mix of different types of renewable […]

Solar power makes its way to 12 Campbell schools this summer

As Solar power continues to grow in our homes and into commercial buildings, our bay area education system is also making strides for greener living. The Campbell Union School District is looking to the sun to bring down its long-term energy costs. While educating more than 7,600 students, from preschool to eighth grade, the award-winning schools serve families […]

Bay Area Home Owners and The HOA

More than 60 million American’s live in planned communities. Most of these planned communities are governed by an Home Owners Association. The fastest-growing form of housing in the United States today are common-interest developments that includes planned unit developments of single-family homes, condominiums etc. HOA’s are put in place to help regulate and maintain a neighborhood, and outward appearance […]

Bay Area Pledge to Use 100% Renewable Energy

There is a growing trend with cities in the US to switch and use renewable energy. While some cities pledge to do 20 – 30%, Bay Area cities like San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael and Palo Alto all implemented a plan to go 100% renewable energy. Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco says, “We […]

Northern California Cities Take Part in the Cool City Challenge

San Francisco is one of three Northern California cities taking part in the Cool Block Program created by the Cool City Challenge. The goal of the Cool City Challenge, is to change the game around carbon reduction in cities and provide a viable path forward to address climate change. The program uses a bottom-up approach […]