FAIRFIELD — The alternative clean energy provider company MCE has received the Spare the Air Leadership Award from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
“MCE continues to be a leader statewide in bringing clean energy programs to historically marginalized communities,” Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice, a board member for the air district, said in a statement released Monday.
Marin Clean Energy offers its plans to 37 communities across Solano, Napa, Marin and Contra Costa counties, including Fairfield, Benicia, Vallejo and in the unincorporated area of Solano County.
“MCE’s LIFT Program targets owners of low-income multifamily properties and underserved residents. This is a group often overlooked by grant retrofit programs, especially for newer technologies. MCE worked with both tenants and property owners to help navigate the process of installing appropriate appliances to lower emissions, reduce utility costs and improve indoor air quality as well as health and safety outcomes,” the statement said.
“Rebates from MCE finance the installation of energy-efficient air filtration systems, as well as space and water heating appliances.”
The Spare the Air Leadership Award recognizes MCE for identifying and designing a program that targeted energy usage reductions, improved indoor air quality and is a replicable blueprint for other grant programs throughout the Bay Area, the air district announced.