NO-COST Energy and Water Assessments for Bay Area and Central Valley Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 11, 2015

This summer, Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program will provide Bay Area and Central Valley residents with no-cost energy and water conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), local municipalities, and local water districts.

Since 2000, Rising Sun has provided no-cost energy and water conservation services to over 28,000 residents throughout the Bay Area. Last year CYES serviced 4,444 Bay Area households, helping residents achieve the savings of nearly 25 million gallons of water annually. This summer, Rising Sun aims to serve 5,000 households. CYES trains, employs and empowers local youth ages 15 to 22 to become Energy Specialists who provide their city’s residents with Green House Calls (GHC).

At each Green House Call, Energy Specialists:

  • perform an energy and water efficiency assessment,
  • install energy-efficient lighting, water-efficient showerheads and faucet aerators,
  • perform a toilet leak detection test,
  • provide e-waste pick-up and recycling,
  • offer tips on recycling and energy and water conservation to save money on utility bills, and
  • give an energy-conscious gift from Rising Sun Energy Center

—all at no cost to residents.

CYES provides services to all community members regardless of income, with a focus on serving hard-to-reach residents, including renters, low-to-moderate income households, seniors, and non-English speaking households.  The program helps communities reach their Climate Action Plan targets and do their part to address California’s drought.

Our clients rave about their Green House Calls:

“Love the program! Thank you [for] helping to educate and make our home more energy and water efficient.”

“The two youth represented your organization in the most professional manner. They were courteous and respectful. They were very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had.”

This year CYES will serve more residents than ever before, reaching households in Antioch, Dublin, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Lafayette-Moraga-Orinda, Manteca, Marin County, Martinez, Oakland, Richmond, Santa Rosa, South Stockton-Lathrop-French Camp, Stockton, Suisun, Tracy, Vacaville, Vallejo and Walnut Creek.

Green House Calls will begin June 30 and run through August 6, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserve your spot now. Contact us today and start saving on your energy and water bills!

Call 510.665.1501 ext. 5 to schedule your Green House Call, or sign up online at http://www.risingsunenergy.org/content/greencall.html.

For more information about Rising Sun and its programs, visit www.risingsunenergy.org

Media Contact:

Marrion Johnson

510.665.1501 ext. 106

johnson@risingsunenergy.org

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California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full fee service or other service not funded by this program. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Los consumidores en California no están obligados a comprar servicios completos o adicionales que no esten cubiertos bajo este Programa. Estas ofertas son financiadas por los consumidores de servicios públicos de California y administradas por PG&E bajo los auspicios de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California.

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