City of Concord, California

California Youth Energy Services Program

California Youth Energy Services Program Concord California - Rising Sun Energy CenterDuring the Summer, the City of Concord partners with Rising Sun Energy Center to promote water conservation and energy efficiency via its youth employment program, California Youth Energy Services ("CYES"). The CYES program trains and employs local youth to provide resource conservation
audits and efficiency upgrades to local residents through "Green House Calls."

The services are provided to residents at no cost thanks to Rising Sun Energy Center's partnership with the City, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Pacific Gas & Electric, and East Bay Energy Watch. No on-going obligations are necessary to those that participate in the program.

Sign-up today by calling (510) 665-1501 ext. 5 or online by clicking here.

The Green House Call includes:

  • Walking through the house and yard with you,looking for water-conservation andenergy-saving opportunities
  • Replacing all incandescent bulbs with energy-saving bulbs
  • Installing high-efficiency faucet aerators and shower heads (all the pressure without the water waste!)
  • Inspecting all toilets for efficiency and leaks
  • Discussing how to water your yard more efficiently, checking your water meter, water pressure, and irrigation system
  • Discussing eco-friendly recycling, energy, and water conservation tips to help you save money
  • Providing a solar assessment

You'll start saving right away.

After your Green House Call, Rising Sun will let you know about other rebates and free programs, including in-depth services like bill discounts, weatherization, attic insulation, and more. Rising Sun will help guide you to the government and utility programs that match your qualifications.

Following is a summary of past success from the program:

Year Households Served Youth Employed Energy Saved Water Conserved
2018 84 5 14,285.57 kWh / Year 264,000 Gallons / Year
2017 149 7 26,829.55 kWh / Year 476,520 Gallons / Year
2016 294 9 26,843.9 kWh / Year 437,000 Gallons / Year
2008 198 10 - -

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Green House Call take?

The visit will take one to two hours, depending on the size of your home.

How much experience does Rising Sun have?

Since 1994, Rising Sun Energy Center has evolved from a modest renewable energy education center and demonstration site into a leading green workforce development and residential efficiency services organization serving 20 cities throughout Northern California. Since the launch of CYES Program in 2000, Rising Sun has employed over 1,842 youth, served over 46,000 homes, and reduced GHG emissions by over 113,000 metric tons.

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