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Help for Small Businesses
Today’s economy is especially challenging for small businesses.  Many are aggressively seeking ways to cut expenses and better manage operating costs.  At Southern California Edison (SCE), we understand how energy costs can impact your bottom line…that’s why we offer the Direct Install program.

The Direct Install program is an excellent way for your business to reduce energy costs and save money.  This effortless program offers long-term savings to qualifying businesses by providing no- or low-cost energy efficient products, including installation.   

How Direct Install Works

We have contracted with highly-skilled energy efficiency experts who will come and evaluate your facility, free of charge, to identify energy-savings opportunities.

With your approval, the contractor will replace less efficient equipment with the program’s more modern energy efficient equipment.  Your business will use less energy, reduce its carbon footprint, and lower your electricity costs. 

Our approved contractors will complete the energy assessment and make recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your business.  If you agree with the recommendations and costs, if any, the contractor will ask you to sign an Authorization Form and schedule an appointment for a convenient time to install the equipment.  Installation of recommended energy-efficient equipment is fast and efficient, without any interruptions to your business. 

It’s really that easy.  There’s no catch.  Simply allow us to help your business use energy more efficiently, conserve precious resources, and improve your bottom line. 

Who Will Visit Your Business
To see approximately when a DI contractor may be in your area, please view the Direct Install Community Calendar.

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CRI Lighting & Electrical
1375 North Brasher Street
Anaheim, CA 92807

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FESS Comprehensive Energy Solutions
527 S. Lake Ave., Suite 101
Pasadena, CA 91101

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FCI Management Consultants
3850 E. Gilman Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

New Construction

Savings By Design

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.

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Incentives & Resources

Building Owner Incentives 
Design Team Incentives 
Design Support 
Design Resources

California Advanced Homes Program

The 2018 California Advanced Homes Program serves to encourage residential new construction builders to meet goals set forth by the California Public Utilities Commission (CpuC). First, to prepare for future energy code changes and build homes better-than-code. Second, for all new homes to reach Zero Net Energy (ZNE).

2018 CAHP program will open April 23, 2018 and accept new applications as long as funding is available.
For questions, contact Monica Leong at monica.leong@sce.com or call 626-622-9182.

Existing Buildings


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.

Continuous Energy Improvement

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.

HVAC Optimization

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.

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Programs are funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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