Beginning in 2020 and beyond, under California state building codes, new homes will be highly energy efficient intending to achieve a goal of net zero electric usage. These new homes will be small portion of the overall housing stock. The greater, and unmet need, is to energy retrofit older “energy guzzler” homes. West Davis Active Adult Community will sponsor a grant program for buyers of its homes who are also selling their existing Davis residence to retrofit those resale homes. Paramount at the time of sale, the program will include a streamlined process for Davis sellers, buyers and local realtors with a minimum of inconvenience to all concerned.
Energy Retrofit choices to existing Davis homes will depend on the home’s age and what upgrades, if any, may have already been installed. Following are a menu of retrofit choices that would be most cost effective and achieve the highest energy savings return for the invested dollars.