Great question; we’re often asked how to properly allocate GoGreen Financing funds within projects. When a loan is funded through GoGreen Home, at least 70% of the funded amount must go toward eligible energy efficiency measures (EEEMs) and other legally and practically required components to complete the project. (More on “legal & practical” here.)
That means that up to 30% of the claim-eligible portion of the loan may be used for additional home improvements. (It can also be used to fund gas-only EEEMs when the customer gets gas service from a utility other than PG&E, SoCalGas or SDG&E.)
So, if 70% of funds must be used for EEEMs and legally and practically required components, what can comprise the other 30%? A wide variety of other improvements are available, such as:
Additional Related Home Improvements
- • Examples include cabinets, fixtures, landscaping, remodeling, painting, etc.
- • Can be self-installed by the customer or installed by a non-GoGreen Home contractor
Measures for a non-IOU fuel source
- • Gas EEEMs when gas is provided by a non-IOU gas utility
FYI! Some components are explicitly excluded from the 30% portion:
- • Any less efficient version of an EEEM (e.g., non-ENERGY STAR refrigerator)
- • Distributed generation (e.g., solar and battery storage)
- • Additional Related Home Improvements that cannot be permanently affixed to the property (e.g., furniture or dishware)
For a more comprehensive breakdown of eligible measures and exclusions, view the project eligibility requirements.