Pathway to Better Buildings


1. Call the Energy
Independence Office

at (707) 565-6470
2. Speak with the Green
Business Program about
low-cost solutions for energy
and water savings and waste reduction
3. Schedule a no-cost energy
and/or water evaluation to
identify improvements
4. Find a contractor 5. Apply for financing



Why Upgrade Now?

  • Lower your operating costs
  • Increase your property value
  • Improve your employee productivity via improved indoor air quality and lighting
  • Reduce your carbon footprint


  • No-cost energy evaluation for commercial lighting and refrigeration
  • Free water audit
  • Free project bid review for solar, energy efficiency and water projects
  • Participating contractors
  • Rebates, incentives and tax credits
  • Sustainability best practices

Financing for Water and Energy Projects

  • 0% financing option for energy retrofits
  • Competitive financing with no money down and no fees
  • Off balance sheet financing for no added debt on the books

Green Business Certification Gives You:

  • Recognition as an environmental leader
  • A stronger bottom line through operating efficiencies
  • Healthier and more productive workplace

See Businesses who have benefited from our programs.
Click here.




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Sonoma County Energy Independence Program
2300 County Center Dr.,
Suite A105
Santa Rosa, California

Phone: (707) 565-6470
Fax: (707) 565-6474