Category : Energy

A Home of the Future, Available to You Now!

Article by Saharnaz Mirzazad What You Should Know About Home Automation Technology Home automation technology refers to a remote-controlled network that can connect lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating/cooling systems, and shades. Home automation provides a wide variety of potential benefits,…

0 Comments / 104 View / April 28, 2017

Solar Installation Discount & Free Energy Efficiency Evaluation

Significant changes are occurring in the federal government and could result in some popular programs being eliminated or modified. The 30% tax credit for installing solar has been helping homeowners to go solar for many years. It is possible this…

0 Comments / 474 View / February 23, 2017

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Choose Your Own Energy

Thousand Oaks residents and businesses may, in the near future, have a choice of where to purchase electricity. The City of Thousand Oaks is one of several cities in Ventura County considering participation in a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The program…

0 Comments / 153 View / December 15, 2016

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Thousand Oaks Honored with Beacon Spotlight

City honored at Beacon program awards ceremony In September 2016, the City of Thousand Oaks joined more than 40 municipalities from all corners of the State to receive a Beacon Spotlight Award. The Beacon program honors voluntary sustainability efforts by local governments that take a holistic…

0 Comments / 92 View / October 27, 2016

Free LED Holiday Light Exchange Event

Here’s an easy way to be “greener” for the holidays. The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA), in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks, will host a holiday light exchange on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to…

0 Comments / 683 View / October 25, 2016

Residents and businesses have more green energy choices

Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program In California, we are fortunate that our state positions itself at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. The groundbreaking AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and its associated implementation laws have served as model legislation for other…

0 Comments / 55 View / September 30, 2016

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Low Cost Financing for Energy Upgrades

What is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)? The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is an innovative tool for financing energy efficiency, water conservation and clean energy projects on private property. Residential and commercial property owners in Thousand Oaks can secure loans under this program. Billing for the loans will…

1 Comment / 330 View / September 27, 2016

Save money with a cool roof

Cooler roof, lower bills Installing insulation, blinds and awnings are common ways people try to beat the heat in their homes. As climate change causes higher temperatures and more frequent heat waves in southern California, any opportunity to keep homes cooler should be considered. So…

2 Comments / 67 View / September 7, 2016

Save Energy and Virtually Hang Glide

  Bike while hang gliding It might sound crazy, but Energy Upgrade California  has launched an exclusive virtual reality tour that allows you to bike while hang gliding. Until the end of August, it’s right here in Thousand Oaks! Energy Upgrade is a state initiative dedicated…

0 Comments / 266 View / August 22, 2016

Summer energy savings

Summertime means rising temperatures and – unfortunately – rising energy bills. Here we’ve collected some easy-to-implement tips* to help you control your energy costs and reduce your environmental impact – and in some cases, qualify for a rebate! Start with these quick tips,…

0 Comments / 321 View / June 21, 2016

Interested in Solar Panels? Google’s Project Sunroof can help

Solar energy is making major progress: its cost has fallen significantly over the past few years, its reliability is vastly improved, and its market growth is soaring. Compared with a decade ago, we are now able to create solar panels…

2 Comments / 126 View / March 8, 2016 /