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CEC’s “Get Started” guides are free resources designed to help you make changes the easy way. Covering a broad spectrum of daily decisions – like picking lightbulbs for your home, finding a carpool to work, or getting solar panels installed on your roof – these guides are a great place to start supporting clean energy in the Santa Barbara region.

Once you get started with your own projects, tell CEC about it and share with your networks to help us grow the movement. Sharing personal experiences with your friends and family can inspire them to make changes in their own homes and lifestyles.


gs-betterlighting-2Better Lighting
Choosing an energy efficient lighting system for your home and office will save money and the environment.
Useful for: Anyone


gs-rebatesincentives-2Rebates and Incentives
Energy efficiency is more cost effective than ever thanks to new energy rebates and tax incentives making efficient technologies more affordable.
Useful for: Anyone


gs-savingenergy Saving Energy
Identifying energy “vampires”, installing Energy Star appliances, and taking other simple steps will lower your carbon footprint and save money.
Useful for: Anyone


gs-homeupgrades Home Upgrades
Houses that are performing at their best are healthy, comfortable, and save you energy and money.
Useful for: Homeowners


gs-water-heating-2 Efficient Water Heating
Basic steps you can take to improve heating your showers, baths, washing machines, and dishwashers that benefit both you and the environment.
Useful for: Anyone


gs-bettertransportation-2 Better Transportation
Changing how you get around is likely the biggest impact you can take to reduce your environmental footprint.
Useful for: Anyone


gs-solar2 Solar Energy
Save money and invest in renewable energy by generating your own power using solar panels and solar thermal systems.
Useful for: Homeowners and business owners


gs-solar-financing-2 Solar Financing
If you find the up-front cost of installing solar power a challenge, CEC has outlined options and incentives to make cost more manageable.
Useful for: Homeowners


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