Multifamily Incentives

With 50% of Californians living in multifamily buildings, there is great opportunity to bring the benefits of healthier homes and clean energy to these residents. Yet, switching to heat pumps for space and water heating requires adopting new technologies, which may be unfamiliar to property owners, designers, or MEPS. Capital costs and electrical infrastructure needs can create additional challenges. TECH Clean California offers incentives, pilot activities, technical assistance, and training to address barriers associated with electrification and energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily properties. It aims to educate owners and design teams about electrification and reduce the risk to property owners who invest in new heat pump technologies.


TECH Clean California multifamily incentives will be available to contractors installing heat pump HVAC systems and heat pump water heaters for qualifying customers throughout California. Incentives are available for both in-unit and common area applications.

Submit a Reservation Form

To reserve your standard incentive funds, download and complete the TECH Multifamily Incentive Reservation Form.

Please note: This form requires signatures from the Property Owner Primary Contact and the TECH Contractor Primary Contact. Once complete, email the form to .


The TECH initiative provides workforce training to support successful heat pump installations, as well as trainings for all multifamily retrofit industry stakeholders, such as property owners, developers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors/engineers, architects, and general contractors. Trainings will include introductory courses on building science and electrification and advanced courses on electrification retrofits and heat pumps delivered via on-demand, live webinar, and in-person sessions. Learn more at AEA’s TECH Clean California Electrification Hub.

Pilot Activities

In addition to technical assistance, TECH Clean California is offering the following strategies to assist owners in overcoming specific challenges to electrifying existing multifamily buildings:

    • Multifamily Portfolio Electrification Advisor. Support owners in developing a roadmap for transitioning their portfolio to all-electric.
    • Central Heat Pump Water Heater (CHPWH) Technical Support. Provide design and installation technical assistance and system-based monitoring pre and post install and enhanced incentives to support owners transitioning to CHPWHs.
    • Property Electrification Readiness Plan. Develop a plan coupled with technical assistance and enhanced incentives to adapt the upgrade-at-change-out approach typically used for refrigerators or appliances to include changing in-unit water heating and HVAC equipment to a heat pump technology and support electrical infrastructure upgrades.

Meeting Resources

January 26, 2022
Multifamily Stakeholder Meeting:

    Learn More

    Want to learn more about TECH Clean California multifamily incentives and pilot activities? Submit an Interest Form with your basic information and electrification retrofit needs.

    Upcoming Trainings

    Register for these events at the TECH Electrification Knowledge Hub on AEA’s website.

    • Multifamily Electrification 101
      September 15, 2022
      10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Installing Individual Heat Pump Water Heaters
      September 29, 2022
      9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Multifamily Electrification: Retrofit Applications and Electrical Assessments
      October 20, 2022
      9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Multifamily Electrification Retrofits for Property Owners
      November 9, 2022
      9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Installing Individual Heat Pump Water Heaters
      December 1, 2022
      9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    How to Participate

    Property owners work with participating contractors to develop and submit the initial reservations. The participating contractors will complete the incentive processing to receive the funding.

    1. Find a contractor who can bring these TECH Clean California benefits to you.
    2. Identify a project and scope of work.
    3. Submit a TECH Multifamily Incentive Reservation Form.
      Please note: This form requires signatures from the Property Owner Primary Contact and the TECH Contractor Primary Contact.
    4. Complete retrofit.
    5. Receive incentives.