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Daly City Joins the HERO PACE Program to Help Residents Save Energy, Water

Daly City joins the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and applications will start being accepted in spring 2015.

Daly City joins Redwood City, Foster City, Woodside, San Mateo County, Menlo Park and San Bruno in adopting HERO. 

HERO makes energy- and water-saving renovations affordable for property owners by providing long-term, competitive financing through an additional property tax assessment. Payments are made through the property tax bill for up to 20 years, and interest is tax-deductible.  

A wide variety of efficiency products are available to property owners through the HERO Program. Some of HERO’s most popular products include solar power panel installations, whole-home heating and cooling (HVAC) systems, energy-saving windows and doors, roofing and insulation.  

HERO also has more than 50 product lines to help homeowners save water during this extended drought, including high-efficiency toilets, faucets and showerheads; drip irrigation systems; rainwater catchment systems; gray water systems; as well as artificial turf and drought-tolerant landscaping.  

Participation in HERO is voluntary for both local government agencies and property owners, and is cost-neutral for jurisdictions. A growing number of California cities and counties are partnering with multiple PACE providers to increase financing choices available to consumers. 

The HERO program has received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the Urban Land Institute Best of the Best, and the Southern California Association of Governments President’s Award for Excellence. 

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