Sonoma County Launches Financing Program for Wildfire Safety and Seismic Improvements

Posted on January 7, 2020

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is now financing wildfire safety and seismic strengthening for both residential and commercial buildings. Over the last ten years, the program has funded thousands of projects resulting in greenhouse gas emission reductions and job creation countywide. This expansion adds a resiliency component for property owners to fortify their buildings against disasters, ultimately saving more emissions and further working towards climate saving efforts.

Initially, the Program allowed property owners to finance energy efficiency and water conservation-related improvements through the property tax system as an assessment. The expansion adds dozens of improvements for existing buildings.

For more information about the program and how it can be used to finance the purchase and installation of solar panels, battery back-up technology, and earthquake safety features, call 707-565-6470 or email

About the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division: The Energy and Sustainability Division promotes and delivers solutions necessary to mitigate environmental impacts and prepare for climate change. 

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