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Chico City Council to Decide on Energy Retrofit Requirement

The proposed changes are designed to target older homes in Chico that don't meet energy-saving standards set by several programs for the city.

Posted: Sep. 4, 2018 5:45 PM
Updated: Sep. 5, 2018 10:36 AM

CHICO, Calif. - On Sept. 4, the Chico City Council considered a proposal to make energy-saving changes in certain homes in the city.

The proposed changes are designed to target older homes in Chico that don't meet energy-saving standards set by several programs for the city.

These specific retrofits include attic insulation, water heater replacement or sealing the home.

In addition to homes that are being sold, homes that are re-modeling more than 50% of the floor area will have to comply.

"I do think it's a way for us to meet our energy conservation guidelines as well as try to make sure we are creating an even environment for the consumer," said Leonardo DePaola, Community Development Director for the City of Chico. 

"Anything you can do to make your home much more energy efficient is definitely more of a benefit and the things they're looking at are very low cost, but have a larger impact as opposed to higher cost with lower impact, so they designed it that way on purpose," said Jason Smith, Owner of Climate and Energy Solutions in Chico. 

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