Earn Rebates on Your Improvements

Important updates to California Building Codes and Title 24

Learn more about the updates that went into effect on July 1, 2014.

Use our Online Rebate Reservation Form to:

  • Let us know you're interested in reserving rebate funds for your project
  • Initiate a pre-inspection if necessary
  • Track the status of your project

Online Reservation Form

While strongly recommended, a reservation is not an application and does not guarantee a rebate. Rebate applications without reservations will be accepted, but only on a first come, first served basis until program deadlines are reached or funds are no longer available. 

How to Apply

  1.  Browse a product catalog to find rebate-eligible items:

    All products found in the DEER Catalog require a pre-inspection and a post-inspection. To initiate your pre-inspection please make a reservation by calling 1-800-644-6133 or by using the Online Reservation Form.

  2.  Take note of recent product catalog changes:

    Agricultural

    • The Agricultural Catalog was combined with the Other Technology Catalog

    Food Service & Refrigeration

    • Pre & post inspections are now required for auto-closers and evaporative fan controls. Call our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 to schedule your pre-inspection. Please review the product requirements for updated language in accordance with 2013 Title 24 code updates.
    • Demand control ventilation and solid/glass door for Refrigerator/Freezer have new product requirements in accordance with 2013 Title 24 code updates. Please review these products for the updates.

    Lighting

    • Product codes affected by the 2013 Title 24 code update have been identified. Please check the individual requirements for each product code.
    • The Lighting Controls portion has been removed and they are no longer eligible for rebates.
    • The “Interior” designation has been removed from the Integral LEDs – they are now eligible for installations in both interior and exterior applications.

    Natural Gas

    • A new table has been added to the Process Boiler section. Please review to ensure your product meets all efficiency requirements.

    Other

    • Pre and post inspections are now required for VFDs. Please call our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 to schedule your pre-inspection. Please review the product requirements for updated language in accordance with 2013 Title 24 code updates.
  3. Place a request to reserve rebate funds for your project using our online reservation form.
  4. Complete the Business Rebates program application (pdf)

For all installations prior to June 30, 2014, the deadline to submit paperwork was September 30, 2014. All installations on July 1, 2014, and after are applicable to new 2013 Title 24 code requirements and must be submitted using the new application. 

Failure to complete these steps could result in your rebate payment being delayed.

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or email at businessenergysavings@sdge.com

  • Benchmarking

    Before you take any steps to reduce your energy use, it’s helpful to build a complete picture about how your facility currently uses energy. Benchmarking provides you with an easy way to assess and monitor your energy use. The EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is a tool that helps you identify savings opportunities, verify energy efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for exemplary energy performance.

    Once you have created your building portfolio in Portfolio Manager, you can use SDG&E’s no-cost, easy-to-use Automated Benchmarking Service to automatically send your building’s energy use information to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

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