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Affordable Housing Boosted by BayREN Energy-Savings Program

By Mark Prado

0in;background:white"> color:#323232">Bay Area color:#1F497D">multifamily "Arial",sans-serif;color:#323232">housing affordability issues have been eased for some through BayREN's multi-family energy rebate program – known as BAMBE.

0in;background:white">BAMBE, one of the energy savings program administered by ABAG through BayREN, has lowered energy costs at apartment complexes, making them more affordable for tenants.

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margin-block-start: 0em;margin-block-end: 0em;word-spacing:0px"> background:white">H color:#323232;background:white">eating, cooling, domestic hot-water equipment, lighting fixtures and appliances are among the areas where energy savings can be found during free inspections of multi-family units. The program also provides a $750 per unit rebate to help pay for upgrades. 

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margin-block-start: 0em;margin-block-end: 0em;word-spacing:0px">Since 2013, the BayREN color:#323232">  color:#1F497D">BAMBE color:#323232">program has helped upgrade over 31,000 units at 458 properties, providing over $22.5 million in rebates and technical assistance to over 80,000 units across the Bay Area.