Chumash Community Energy Program

Building Energy Performance Improvements and Green Jobs Training

The SYCEO started the Chumash Community Energy Program (CCEP) in 2011 to offer green jobs training and building performance assessments and upgrades. The Chumash project was one of the few selected for funding under the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities grant program.

Home energy performance thermal testThe CCEP goals are:

  • Job training, certification, and paid apprenticeships in building performance and solar installation work for up to 60 eligible tribal community members.
  • Provide discounted energy efficiency retrofits and solar installations for eligible tribal community homeowners.
  • Provide upgrades to three tribal commercial buildings.