10/12/2011 Program Update
The Oakland Shines program kicked off in the beginning of 2011 with approximately $5 million to assist downtown Oakland businesses with energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. To date, 548 businesses have participated in the program, collectively saving more than $720,000/year. This program has enabled business owners to install some of the most advanced lighting and HVAC technologies on the market while lowering their electricity bills.
Oakland Shines has successfully allocated all of the program’s incentive dollars to Oakland businesses. Additional incentives exist through a variety of PG&E programs. Currently, Oakland Shines will continue to offer free energy assessments for ALL Oakland businesses through the end of March 2012, when the program will end. Once conducted, a no-cost energy assessment presents participants with all major energy efficiency opportunities and participants are then connected with the appropriate incentive programs offered by PG&E.
Oakland Shines retrofits offer aggressive energy savings, significant rebates. Oakland North reports.
Oakland Shines wins 2011 Eco Award, presented by Diablo Magazine
Wins for: Working to make Oakland a bright example of a green city. Read more.
From the April 8th - 14th San Francisco Business Times...
Oakland's concentration of green buildings and industries makes it one of the nation's greenest cities
Come talk sustainability! The Oakland Shines crew (plus some of the best eats the city has to offer) will be at the Oakland Earth Expo Wednesday, April 13th a the Frank Ogawa Plaza. 10:00a - 2:00p. We'd love to see you, so stop on by our booth for a Rock the Bike-blended smoothie.