Energy Resource Center

The Pacific Energy Center is PG&E's demonstration and education center, established to help building and design professionals understand and implement state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technologies. The Energy Resource Center supports and enhances the Center's mission by supplying technical information and research assistance to building and design professionals and PG&E employees.

Energy Efficient Topics

The Energy Resource Center (ERC) collection covers technical information on these and other energy efficiency topics:

  • Adjustable Speed Drives
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Building Controls
  • Daylighting
  • Energy Management
  • Fenestration
  • Glazing
  • HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Retrofitting
  • Solar Control
  • Thermal Storage
  • Clean Air Transportation

The Energy Resource Center also has a collection of informative materials on renewable energy sources and environmental issues. Call the Smarter Energy Line at 1-800-933-9555 for residential energy efficiency information.


Energy Resource Center materials are noncirculating and include these items:

Other specialized publications pertaining to energy efficiency

  • Sweet's Catalog
  • Thomas Register

Reference Research

A research specialist is available to provide research assistance for energy efficiency requests. In addition to the in-house collection, the staff accesses numerous outside resources, including online databases and document delivery services. Design and building professionals desiring to conduct their own research may use the noncirculating materials.