PG&E Energy Centers. Other resources and services

Energy Resource Center and Research Assistance

The library at the Energy Center offers a collection of books, journals, codes and standards, as well as full-text documents. Customers can visit the Energy Center at 851 Howard Street in San Francisco, or they can browse the Energy Center Library Catalog to find information about available collections of books, journals, codes and standards, as well as full-text documents and related websites. For additional information or to request energy efficiency research assistance, contact the Energy Center librarian directly at pecinfo@pge.com or 415-973-7206.

Events and Catering at Our Energy Centers

Our facilities are available to companies, organizations and institutions for educational programs, meetings and other events directly related to energy efficiency, distributed generation and demand response.

Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, Facility Highlights

  • Private meeting spaces for two to 120 people. Download Factsheet (PDF, 653 KB)
  • Private and open spaces ranging in capacity from tabletop displays to large-scale equipment exhibits and demos for groups of up to 300 people
  • High-quality audio/visual equipment
  • Easy access for equipment deliveries and setup
  • Full-service catering, including continental breakfasts, sandwiches, appetizers and seated dinners
    View Catering Menu (PDF, 586 KB)
  • Food made with organic, sustainable and local products

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Energy Training Center, Stockton, Facility Highlights

  • Private meeting spaces for two to 100 people. Download Factsheet (PDF, 443 KB)
  • Private and open spaces ranging in capacity from tabletop displays to large-scale equipment exhibits and demos for groups up to 150 people
  • High-quality, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment
  • Easy access for equipment deliveries and setup
  • Fully American Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible
  • Full-service catering, including continental and hot breakfasts, sandwiches, appetizers and other hot meals
  • Food made with organic, sustainable and local products when available

For additional details about the ETC or to schedule an event at our Stockton location, please contact Myra Fong at 209-476-7375 or email her at Myra.Fong@pge.com.

The Heliodon

This tool simulates the geometric relationship of the Earth to the sun for any site location, season or time of day. The tabletop represents the Earth’s ground plane and tilts relative to a spotlight, which represents the sun. Using an architectural model, the Heliodon can simulate shading, solar access and inferred/calculated radiation of a building site, assuming clear sky conditions. The integrated camera and software capture still frames and time-lapse videos of interior and exterior building surfaces.

The Heliodon tool reveals areas of exterior and interior building surfaces that are in direct sun or shadow. A Heliodon session can identify opportunities for energy savings through climate-responsive architectural design. Designers can use the information they receive to bring daylight into a building while controlling glare, and reduce heating and cooling loads for low-energy use design strategies.

Download Heliodon Factsheet » (PDF, 84 KB)

Request a Heliodon session by contacting PECArchitecture@pge.com.

Overcast Sky Simulator

The Overcast Sky Simulator is used to analyze the impact of diffuse daylight in terms of measured daylight factors and subjective analysis of daylight distribution. It uses high-color temperature fluorescent lights and mirrored interior walls to mimic an overcast sky condition known as the International Overcast Sky. Under fully overcast conditions, the location of the sun is not visible as sunlight is fully diffused and the sky is three times brighter directly overhead than at the horizon.

Download Overcast Sky Simulator Factsheet » (PDF, 61 KB)

Request an Overcast Sky Simulator session by contacting PECArchitecture@pge.com.

Lighting Classroom

The Lighting Classroom offers various bulbs, down lighting and scenes for demonstrating lighting technology, color theory and lighting design.

The Lighting Classroom is available by appointment only for design professionals and professional organizations. To make an appointment to use the Lighting Classroom, contact the Energy Centers’ Event Planning staff by sending an email to peceventplanning@pge.com or by submitting a request.

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Food Service Technology Center

The Food Service Technology Center is an industry leader in commercial kitchen energy efficiency and appliance performance testing. It is funded by PG&E and operated by Fisher-Nickel, Inc., which has developed standard testing methods for evaluating commercial kitchen appliance and system performance.

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  • Energy House Calls
  • Led Streetlights
  • High-Tech Facility
 
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