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Building a Better Future
A green, energy-efficient building is no accident—it happens through innovative design and strategy. Savings By Design encourages high-performance, non-residential building design and construction by providing financial incentives, detailed analysis, and design support.
If you want to reduce operating costs, conserve natural resources, and improve comfort, health and productivity for your employees or building tenants, contact us early in the design process to participate in this important program.
Incentives & Resources
Builders and architects: Ready to construct environmentally friendly and sustainable businesses, homes and communities? In partnership with Southern California Gas Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company, we’re here to help.
Our California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) highlights best practices and offers financial incentives to builders and architects, with a focus on energy efficiency, sustainable design and construction, green building practices, and emerging technologies.
Through a combination of education, design assistance, and financial support, we’ll work with you to exceed compliance with the California Code of Regulations, prepare you for changes to standards, and create future pathways to innovative and green construction solutions.
Learn more about program requirements, incentive information, and how to apply.
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Is Your Business Eligible?
Save your business up to 15%. In order to participate in the Retrocommissioning Program and take advantage of free consultation services, your business must meet the following requirements:
- Be an SCE customer paying the California public goods charge on their utility bill
- Own or operate a commercial building that has at least 25,000 square feet of conditioned space with a direct digital control system and central plant mechanical equipment in relatively good condition
Ready to get started?
Contact your SCE Account Representative or call 1-800-736-4777.
Ready to commit to smart energy policy and a lighter carbon footprint for your business? In partnership with SoCal Gas, we’re here to help you implement smart, energy-management practices that last.
Through Continuous Energy Improvement, we’ll provide your business with a dedicated energy expert to help you assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and modify your business' energy strategy—at no cost to you.
Over the course of about 2 years, you’ll get assistance in identifying incentives programs and ways to conserve through operations and maintenance. We’ll also help you build strategies to raise employee awareness, train staff, and pursue branding and certification programs like ENERGY STAR® and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for buildings.
Download the PDF to learn more about this program and eligibility requirements.
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) HVAC Optimization Program offers a holistic view of your entire HVAC system to extract maximum achievable energy savings. By establishing clear goals and performance objectives, you can achieve significant operational benefits through your HVAC system.
The program is build on service and installation work based on the highest HVAC industry standard practices, extensive contractor training and quality control as well as comprehensive performance reporting for your business.Learn More
Free Help for Small Businesses
Through the Direct Install program, we send trained energy-efficiency contractors to help small businesses identify ways to save electricity. We will look at lighting, signage, refrigeration and more. Your outdated, inefficient equipment may be replaced free with new energy-efficient models.
A Direct Install energy consultation takes 5 to 10 minutes. Our energy-efficiency expert will recommend improvements that can help your business use less energy. If you wish to implement these improvements – at no cost to you - the expert can help you complete an authorization and schedule an installation appointment. Installation is free too.
Your Business Can Save Energy & Money
To learn how other business owners lowered their energy usage with Direct Install, and to meet the energy-efficiency contractors that may help your business, watch this short video.
Who Will Visit Your Business
To see approximately when a DI contractor may be in your area, please view the Direct Install Community Calendar.
Programs are funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.