California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP)

Learn how the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) encourages best practices in energy-efficiency, green building and sustainability by offering generous financial incentives.

New 2013 Residential Certified Energy Analyst Requirement

Starting January 1, 2016, all residential Title 24 documents submitted to the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) must be signed by a 2013 residential certified energy analyst (CEA). This update will apply to both single-family and low-rise multifamily projects. The modeling certification requirements for multifamily high-rise projects will not be affected by this change, but will be updated at a later date. Please find information on CEA qualification and testing on the California Association of Building Energy Consultants CABEC * website.

Building Today for Tomorrow's Environment

We have the blueprint to build more environmentally-friendly communities.

Our 2014 - 2016 CAHP encourages best practices in energy efficiency, green building and sustainability. CAHP offers generous financial incentives and "bonus kickers" to help builders and architects create environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient communities for potential new home buyers. This program will be effective through December 15, 2016.

SoCalGas®, San Diego Gas & Electric®, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are working together to help the building industry design and develop more environmentally-friendly communities. Together, we support state efforts for new homes to reach Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2020.

The CAHP Handbook offers much more on program requirements, incentive information and applications for program participation.

Download the California Advanced Homes Program Handbook  (PDF)

SoCalGas and LADWP

SoCalGas offers the 2014 - 2016 CAHP in our shared service territory with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

Download the SoCalGas/LADWP California Advanced Homes Program Handbook  (PDF)

For projects in which SoCalGas provides the natural gas and the electricity is provided by a municipal utility other than LADWP, only natural gas saving incentives will be available from CAHP. Examples include, but are not limited to, Anaheim Public Utilities, Riverside Public Utilities and Imperial Irrigation District.

Climate Zone Information

It's important to know the climate zone of your building project. For example, in a hot area like Climate Zone 10, improving cooling efficiency will be more important than it is in a coastal area like Climate Zone 7. To participate in the CAHP, builders must complete an application and submit compliance documentation.

Climate Zone information, including a map and list of Climate Zones by city, is available on the California Energy Commission's website .*

Harness the Power of Sunny Southern California

Do you plan to incorporate photovoltaics (PV) and/or solar hot water heating in your residential new construction project? Use these helpful resources:

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SoCalGas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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