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2013-02-20 20:46:01 - Los Angeles County announces closure of successful Green Label Rebate Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 20, 2013 – Recent studies have shown that green labels can improve property value at time of sale by up to 9%. Increased property value, health and environmental benefits are just a few of the reasons that made Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County’s Green Label Rebate Program appealing to homeowners. Due to the success and participation rate in the Program, all grant funds have been fully committed and the Program has officially closed.

The Green Label Rebate Program was launched in July 2011 to encourage homeowners to go beyond energy-only retrofits and get a GreenPoint Rated Label for their home -- which addresses additional health and environmental benefits such as water conservation and improved

indoor air quality – by providing rebates for making the required upgrades. The GreenPoint Rated Label is the mark of quality for green home upgrades, verifying that a home has been upgraded to proven green standards. Los Angeles County has surpassed the original goal of 200 Green Label projects thanks to overwhelmingly positive response from both homeowners and contractors.

Although the rebate program has ended, you can still make the upgrades to get GreenPoint Rated. Visit the GreenPoint Rated website for more information on the label. Los Angeles County also encourages homeowners to take advantage of other incentives -- up to $4,500 -- available through Energy Upgrade California, which will continue well into the future.


About Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County is administered and overseen by an alliance among L.A. County, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Los Angeles County was one of the first counties in California to roll out this program. Locally, the program provides homeowners with information on home upgrade benefits, available financing, incentives and rebates, and help with finding participating contractors. For more information, visit www.energyupgradeCA.org/LACounty.





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