Members eligible for this loan must reside in Santa Barbara County in one of the following zip codes:

  • 93101
  • 93103
  • 93105
  • 93108
  • 93109
  • 93110
  • 93013
  • 93111
  • 93117

emPowerSBC and Ventura County Credit Union have teamed up to provide a low-cost financing option to residents in select Santa Barbara zip codes to upgrade their property through energy efficiency, water efficiency or renewable improvements. These improvements can save money, enhance your property, create local jobs and, of course, help the environment... a win-win for you and the community.

Launched on Earth Day 2010 by the Santa Barbara County, emPowerSBC (Elective Municipal Programs to Optimize Water, Energy and Renewables) is designed to take advantage of strong local demand for home retrofits by addressing two main barriers for homeowners: 1) accessing upfront money, and 2) navigating a new energy efficiency market.

From more information on the program, click here.

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