Make your building project more energy efficient

Design and build more energy-efficient projects. The PG&E Savings By Design (SBD) Program can show you how. The program offers services to building designers and owners in our service area, including business solutions, owner incentives and educational resources.


SBD can help you exceed California's Title 24 energy-efficiency standards. Our engineers can analyze your building's energy design to help it rise above the standard. Visit Savings By Design. Download Savings by Design 2015 Participant Handbook (PDF, 552 KB).


Contact your PG&E business representative to learn more about energy-efficient construction. The program requires you to reach out early in the design process to learn about available funding.

Learn about eligibility requirements

To qualify for an incentive:


  • Your building must receive service from PG&E when it’s finished.
  • Your project must be in the concept or design phase.
  • You must be eligible. Review the SBD Participant Handbook. Download SBD Participant Handbook (PDF, 552 KB).

To become eligible, submit your application to PG&E. Your final rebate and energy savings may be different from the estimate before construction.


Learn how to apply

Complete and mail your application to your PG&E representative or to the address on the application.


Get the application package

Arrange for service installation with our building and renovation services

Building a new home? Renovating an old one? We can help you arrange your service installation. Visit Building and Renovation Services for Homeowners.