Energy Programs

The Department of Planning & Building's Energy Section administers the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) - a collaborative partnership between San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties to improve energy efficiency in our region by offering customized programs.

Building Performance Training

Building Performance Training equips current and prospective building professionals to thrive in an evolving industry by providing free technical trainings, soft skills development, and certifications related to building science principles and systems for high performance buildings.

Codes and Standards

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Energy Code Connect

Energy Code Connect simplifies the energy code for public and private sector building professionals by offering a free Energy Code Coach service, targeted trainings, and regional forums.

Home Energy Savings

Home Energy Savings helps eligible homeowners and renters save money by offering free and discounted energy efficiency upgrades including LED lighting, smart thermostats, heat pump water heaters, and much more.

Residential Direct Install

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Tri-County Regional Energy Network

The Department of Planning & Building's Energy Section administers the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN). To learn more about 3C-REN and its portfolio of regional energy efficiency programs, please click here

Workforce Education and Training

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Zero Net Energy Neighborhood

The Energy Section has recently completed a Zero Net Energy Neighborhood project funded by a California Energy Commission grant.