Savings By Design

When you’re planning a commercial new construction project, it pays to get an early start on energy efficiency.

Savings By Design program encourages the design and construction of high-performance projects that offer economic, health and environmental advantages to building owners, building occupants and the public.

Incentives include:

  • Up to $150,000 in building owner incentives.
  • 10% bonus incentive opportunities in addition to the building owner incentive.
  • Design assistance services and resources matched to the project needs

Contact the Savings By Design team today at  858-650-4148 to see how to enhance your project’s energy performance potential. You can also email us.

If the CPUC requests review of your project, SDG&E will provide the CPUC with all of the information requested without further notification to you. If you refuse to allow the CPUC, its staff or its contractors and/or consultants to have access to your data, you will not be allowed to participate, and you will be ineligible to receive any program incentives. Please note that if you designated a project sponsor, a similar notification has been forwarded to them as well. In the event your project is selected for review, SDG&E will mark your data as confidential before submitting your files to the CPUC in accordance with California Public Utilities Code Section 583 and CPUC General Order 66-C.

Variety of solutions help building owners:

  • Save money by reducing operating costs.
  • Increase the comfort, health and productivity for building occupants.
  • Conserve natural resources.
  • Projects must be at a point where design changes are feasible, preferably in the conceptual or schematic design phase.

Contact the Savings By Design team today at  858-650-4148 to see how to enhance your project’s energy performance potential. You can also email us.

Woodson and Reed

“We’re excited about our new 20-year energy master plan that is focused on making us more energy efficient, resilient, and carbon neutral. For example we collaborated with SDG&E’s Savings By Design program at the inception of Terminal 2 West and the Rental Car Center projects to maximize energy efficiency and cost savings.

— Jeffrey Woodson, Vice President Development

— Brendan Reed, Environmental Sustainability Program Manager, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Terminal 2 West Expansion:

$150,000 incentive
3,477,738 kWh savings
11,468 therms save

Rental Car Center:

$150,000 incentive
2,075,763 kWh savings

This program is funded by California utility customers and is administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.