ACCES is an active participant in state, regional, local and bi-national policy and planning arenas. Its members collectively monitor regulatory proceedings relative to: climate change, energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energy. Learn More »

What We Do

ACCES members provide a variety of social service programs to California's low-income communities aimed at decreasing California's carbon footprint. Programs such as utility assistance payments and home weatherization are designed to reduce the burden of utility costs for low-income families and increase the level of energy efficiency in existing housing stock.


Funding for this work is provided by the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Department of Energy, the California Solar Initiative, and the California Public Utilities Commission’s Low-Income Energy Efficiency program, administered by the regional utility companies.