Thursday, July 8, 2010

Recurve Offers Free Home Energy Audits for Berkeley Residents Eligible for New Money for Energy Efficiency (ME2) Program

Recurve streamlines home energy remodel and rebate process for homeowners

San Francisco, CA – July 7, 2010 – Recurve, a San Francisco-based provider of home performance services that helps homeowners and contractors create healthy, energy-efficient homes through home energy audits and green energy remodeling, today announced that it will provide free audits and deferred remodeling payments for residents of Berkeley who are eligible for the City’s new rebate program, Money for Energy Efficiency (ME2), that launched on July 6, 2010. In conjunction with the city rebate offer, PG&E is offering incentives as well.

The ME2 program is an important component of the City’s Climate Action Plan and is designed to help the community achieve a 33% reduction in green house gas emissions by 2020. The City of Berkeley expects that residents and business owners will save over $100 million dollars in net energy savings by 2020 and create 19 local green jobs this year alone from implementing the new program. ME2, combined with additional rebates from PG&E, will provide up to $8,500 per unit for homeowners eligible for the program, which will be awarded by lottery from applications received by midnight on July 20th.

Recurve will provide the following services for Berkeley residents that wish to apply for ME2 and are awarded funding for home energy efficiency improvements:

Between July 6th and 20th homeowners can call Recurve at (877) 303-0977 for ME2 online application assistance
Free home energy audit and deferred home remodel payment equal to the projected rebate amount
BPI accredited services, as required by the program
Comprehensive home energy efficiency services by the Bay Area’s leading provider of energy audits and green remodels
Streamlined home energy audit and retrofit process that provides all three steps at one time (audit, retrofit, retest)
“We are pleased to see more and more incentive programs become available that will help homeowners achieve energy efficiency,” said Recurve VP of Marketing Marcia Kadanoff. “The city of Berkeley and its residents have been at the forefront of effecting positive change for the environment and we look forward to working with them in helping to achieve their climate action goals.”
For additional information about how Recurve can help you take advantage of ME2 rebates please visit:

About Recurve
Based in San Francisco and founded in 2004, Recurve is the leading provider of home performance services, helping homeowners and contractors create homes that are comfortable, healthy and energy efficient. A licensed general and solar contractor, the company specializes in home energy audits and energy remodeling / retrofitting of existing homes. Recurve applies building science to quantitatively analyze a home’s performance as a dynamic system, so as to tailor its construction services to the client’s goals, budget, and priorities. The Company has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as the case study in their REGREEN Green Remodeling Best Practice Guidelines. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @recurveus.