The program offers energy consultation and assessment to multifamily property owners and managers. Learn how to improve tenant comfort, reduce energy use and secure your investment for the future.

How the Program Works

Natural Gas Incentives For All Customers

The program will implement maximum incentive levels based on the type of property.

  • Market Rate Projects can be incentivized up to 50% of total project cost. Market Rate is defined as any property that is not affordable.
  • Affordable Projects can be incentivized up to 65% project cost. To qualify for the Affordable Incentive Path, a project must be classified as a Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Hard to Reach (HTR). To determine if a property qualifies as either DAC or HTR, please contact program support staff listed below. Additionally, projects that meet the Energy Savings Assistance program (ESA) guidelines are also eligible for the Affordable Incentive path. Please contact program staff below to determine eligibility.

Please note the total project incentive will be based on either: the tiered incentive structure determined by number of dwelling units at the property OR the maximum incentive level permitted, whichever is lower.

Program Eligibility Requirements

    • Natural gas service must be provided by SoCalGas. 
    • Property must be existing construction. New construction projects are not eligible.
    • Both market-rate and affordable housing properties are eligible.
    • Property must have three or more dwelling units.
    • Eligible properties are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Must use licensed contractor, as appropriate to install program measures.
    • Must commit and show proof of financial ability to see the project to completion.
    • Upgrades must be started in 2022 and the completion date must be approved by SoCalGas.
    • May only begin work after confirmation of reservation approval is received from SoCalGas.
    • Must undertake a minimum of three products in order to be eligible (including at least one Core Product).
    • The property owner or property manager (as an authorized agent for the property owner) must provide proof of finalized permits when required.
    • SoCalGas may conduct a project inspection (in-person or virtually) to verify the energy efficiency product installation prior to an incentive payment.
    • You may not receive an incentive for the same product or replacement of a product from more than one California Investor-Owned Utility participating in this program or other third-party programs offering rebates, financing, and other incentives, funded by the California Public Utilities Commission. An owner cannot receive an incentive for any product for which they received an incentive or rebate from SoCalGas in the prior five years.


Energy Efficiency Incentives

The incentive amount corresponds to the level of energy efficiency achieved

Natural Gas Savings* Incentive Per Dwelling Unit**
5% $300
7.5% $425
10% $570
12.5% $630
15% $750
*The amount of the incentive is based upon simulated gas energy savings for the chosen scope of work and is calculated by the program Technical Assistant.
**Incentives offered by the Multifamily Whole Building Program are intended to help offset the cost of comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades. The total incentive amount cannot exceed measure and installation cost.

Multifamily On-Bill Financing

Find out how to apply for interest-free financing on qualifying energy-efficiency projects for your business.

Application and Resources

You can find a variety of program resources and applications here for your convenience.