Build energy savings into new construction projects
Find PG&E building and construction programs designed to help you successfully complete your project
Explore PG&E programs for new building construction projects
Learn about programs that offer incentives and provide educational resources to help you achieve maximum energy efficiency for new building construction projects.
Learn about the Savings By Design (SBD) program
The SBD program offers business solutions and educational resources to building designers and owners. SBD can help you exceed the California Title 24 energy-efficiency standards. Our experienced engineers analyze your building’s energy design to help your reach your goals. Learn more about the SBD program. Visit Savings By Design (SBD) Resources for Energy-Efficient New Construction.
Promote California’s long-term energy goals with the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program
ZNE piloted in 2010 to support the 2008 California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan that all new residential construction be ZNE by 2020 and all new commercial construction by 2030. The plan focused on achieving maximum energy efficiency and load reduction by leveraging advanced design, construction and building operations before the addition of on-site renewable energy generation, such as photovoltaic (PV) panels. ZNE activities continue through a portfolio of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects around ZNE buildings, together with complementary education, outreach and info activities.
Learn more about the ZNE program. Visit PG&E Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program.
Optimize building systems and equipment
Learn about programs to help keep your equipment and systems running at peak performance.
Explore the PG&E Retrocommissioning (RCx) Program
Consult with PG&E experts and find money-saving business solutions to ensure your equipment and systems operate in peak condition.
Learn about optimizing your energy savings and check if your business qualifies for the RCx Program. Visit Retrocommissioning (RCx) Program.
Upgrade your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
Improve building energy efficiency and lower your energy costs when you upgrade your HVAC systems. Benefits of upgrading include:
- Keeping tenants and employees happier.
- Creating a more productive work environment.
- Lowering emergency repair costs.
- Potentially increasing the value of your building.
Learn more about upgrading your HVAC systems. Visit Rethink HVAC Solutions.
Save energy and money with PG&E energy-efficiency project discounts. Install high-efficiency equipment and systems to help reduce your peak demand in kilowatts (kW) and annual energy use in kilowatt hours (kWh) and therms.
Learn more about these discounts.
PG&E's Energy Centers provide professional training, a robust tool-lending library, on-demand courses and real-time access to industry experts, all at no cost.