Green@Home:
Reduce Energy Waste AND Utility Bills

Acterra’s Green@Home program offers educational programs that help individuals take action to reduce their home energy waste while also reducing their energy bills. Hundreds of residents in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties have reduced their carbon emissions and energy costs through our workshops, online energy audits, hands-on demonstrations, and home visits. See below for more information about how the Green@Home program has been deployed in Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

Would you like to bring the Green@Home program to your city? Contact Julie Noblitt, Energy and Climate Program Director, at julie.noblitt@acterra.org


Sunnyvale  Acterra’s Sunnyvale Green@Home program came to a successful conclusion in June 2018. Residents of Sunnyvale (renters or homeowners) with a PG&E SmartMeter (except those with solar panels) were eligible to participate in this free, personalized online energy audit service provided in partnership with Home Energy Analytics and funded by Silicon Valley Energy Watch. Residents received specific recommendations for stopping energy waste, based on the individual home’s energy use patterns as well as semi-monthly progress reports on their energy-saving progress. In July 2018, HomeIntel became the point of contact for continued energy analytics services.


Mountain View  In 2011–2014, Acterra deployed the Green@Home energy savings program in Mountain View, yielding significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and corresponding energy savings. Participants achieved an average annual reduction in natural gas use of 16.4 percent and annual electricity savings of 5.5 percent. These savings exceed other large scale energy-conservation programs such as "neighbor comparison" letters that strive for an overall 2 percent reduction in energy use.


Community Choice Energy  The Green@Home program helps accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy by educating the public about clean energy agencies such as Peninsula Clean Energy in San Mateo County, and Silicon Valley Clean Energy for selected cities in Santa Clara County.