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Dec 13

Menlo Park Launches the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm by Clay Curtin

In April 2014, City Council adopted the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program, which is approved in over 200 cities in California and funds over 95% of all residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) projects nationwide. The HERO program enables residential property owners to install energy and water efficient improvements and renewable energy systems by having a special assessment put on their property tax bill. Payments are made through the county with the property taxes over time, and just like a mortgage, interest paid on the principal balance is tax deductible. Over 900,000 product models are eligible for HERO including: solar photovoltaic (PV) systems; space heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; cool roof systems; energy efficient windows, skylights, and doors; solar thermal water heating; air sealing and weatherization; insulation; indoor energy efficient light fixtures; and water efficiency measures. For questions regarding participation or additional information, please visit Menlo Park's HERO Program page or contact the City’s Environmental Programs Division.

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