Status Update on Rebate Processing

Thank you for your continued support of and participation in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Whole House Rebate Program, a part of Energy Upgrade California. 


As you know, we have been transitioning from the Pilot Program to the Full Program implemented by Build It Green. As with any new process change, there are adjustments and growing pains. We understand that the turn-around and processing time for applications has been too long. Our goal is to complete application reviews within 72 hours. We have recently resolved several IT, data quality, and staffing limitations that were delaying reviews. We are working aggressively to remove remaining bottlenecks by the end of August. We apologize for the delay and ask for your patience as we continually improve and work to optimize our processes.


We are also taking steps to help Participating Contractors submit better data. Please join us Wednesday, 8/10, at 3:30 p.m. for a webinar to review best practices in job submittals. You may sign up for the webinar at Our goal is to help you get your applications approved the first time, thereby reducing overall approval time, your frustration, and the review backlog.


You can also see some tips for ensuring quick review of your job submissions in the recent email Job Submission Guidelines, which was emailed out to Participating Contractors on July 22nd. To view past webinars on the contractor application or job submittal processes, please visit and click on the "Resources" page.


If you have jobs in the pipeline and would like to check their status, please contact the contractor hotline at (510) 590-3360 ext. 606 or email




The PG&E and Build It Green Team

Build It Green implements Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company service territory.