County set to approve ways residents can finance energy improvement costs

STOCKTON — San Joaquin County residents are one step away from applying for energy-efficient improvement financing. The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving Renovate America, Inc., and Renew Financial as program providers for the Property Assessment Clean Energy Program for unincorporated areas of the county to take effect Feb. 1,… Read more »


What is the “whole home approach” and why does it matter?

Money-saving, clean energy upgrades are an appealing option for homeowners. For an energy upgrade project to be truly effective, it requires careful planning, strategy, and scrupulous attention to detail. While many contractors approach installs and upgrades as a one-and-done job, many of our partnering contractors take a holistic approach and look at the entire home,… Read more »

Black Diamond Contractor Spotlight

Preferred Contractor Spotlight: Black Diamond

Founded in 2004, Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape is growing quickly in the exterior remodeling industry as the company adapts to successfully meet the changing needs of California homeowners, especially in the areas of water and energy efficiency. From Sacramento to Monterey, Black Diamond is having tremendous success with environmentally responsible exterior remodeling services, and… Read more »


Financing your switch to artificial turf

As drought conditions continue across the state, it’s more important than ever for California homeowners to take into consideration their consumption of water resources. To help alleviate high water costs and promote water conservation efforts, we offer smart financing for drought-tolerant landscaping, including permeable ground covers and artificial turf. Going green with artificial turf: what… Read more »


Choosing energy efficient windows and doors for your home

Who doesn’t love a home with some serious curb appeal? Few things make a bigger impact than new windows and doors, and replacing them has the added bonus of saving you money if you choose energy efficient models. Upgrade your home with a snazzy new look and start living with the benefits immediately. Windows with… Read more »


Preferred contractor spotlight: Sol Reliable

Founded in 2011, Sol Reliable has seen its business grow by leaps and bounds thanks to its emphasis on strong customer service and a comprehensive approach to offering solar electric services. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Sol Reliable has added a wide mix of services under an umbrella they call green energy… Read more »