About the Energy Innovation Center

An Energy Education Resource 

The Energy Innovation Center is a community resource for energy efficiency, technology and green building practices. It features over 250 free workshops and classes, a connected Smart Home, a commercial demonstration kitchen and a tool lending library for energy-related projects.  

Our Mission

To help the region achieve its energy-efficiency potential by educating San Diego’s businesses and residents about new energy technologies and cost-effective energy-efficient practices.  

We encourage the adoption of energy-efficient technologies as part of sustainable building design and training San Diego’s workforce to install, operate and maintain energy-efficiency projects for the region’s long-term economic and environmental benefit. 

Double LEED Platinum

The Energy Innovation Center is 1 of the first 10 buildings in the world to achieve double LEED® Platinum certification. Platinum is the highest rating in the LEED® - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – certification system of the U.S. Green Building Council®.

  1. LEED® New Construction and Major Renovation – August 2012
  2. LEED® Existing Building Operations and Maintenance – December 2013

LEED scorecards

Tours

Our building and Smart Home showcase some of the latest energy and environmental technologies, resource-efficient designs, equiment and materials to help you make informed choices about energy consumption and sustainability for your home or business. 

Take a tour

Other Resources and services

Events and catering: Our facility is open for meetings and events as long as they are directly related to new energy technologies, cost- effective energy-efficient practices and/or sustainable building designs.

Tool and book lending library: Our library offers a variety of energy efficiency and sustainability-related educational resources available for check-out including books, DVDs and more than 100 energy-measuring tools. 

History

SDG&E® opened the doors to our 27,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Center in 2011.  What used to be a grocery store in the 1950’s is now a state-of-the-art facility where you’ll find the latest in energy and environmental technologies and workforce education and training.

Funding

The Workforce Education and Training programs are funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities commission. 

California customers are not obligated to purchase any goods or services offered by the presenters. SDG&E does not endorse, qualify or guarantee the work of any third party.  Space is limited at our classes and all training is offered on a space–available basis.

These programs help provide you with the energy savings resources, knowledge and skills necessary to achieve our region and California’s clean energy goals.  

Additionally our classes provide increased awareness of energy related products and programs, many of which offer rebates and incentives for residential and commercial customers. Visit our website at sdge.com/rebates to see where you can save.