County Outreach Initiative
focused on
Replacement of Gas Hot Water Heaters with
Heat Pump Units in Multi-Tenant Rental Properties

In its Regional Decarbonization Framework, San Diego County has identified improvements in energy efficiency in rental properties, especially in the area of hot water heaters, as a priority.

According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE):

Late in 2021, CCE pointed out to the County that programs and regulations imposed from above have a poor track record. As a result, CCE received grants from the County to reach out to renters, owners, management companies, contractors, and others to identify incentives that could motivate and speed change.

[1] ACEEE Report: “Efficient Electric Water Heating Could Slash Multifamily Buildings’ Carbon Emissions