Trade Professional News July 2016


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  • Thank You for Making our Energy Expo a Hit!
  • Analyze Energy. Empower Action.
  • Host Your Next Meeting at our Energy Innovation Center
  • New Qualifying List for LED Products
  • Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Initiative Rolls Out
  • Tool-of-the-Month
  • Training Corner

Thank You for Making our Energy Expo a Hit!

Our 11th Annual Energy Showcase took place on June 10, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s Energy Showcase began with an awards breakfast where we honored eleven San Diego businesses as an “Energy Champion” for their investments in, and commitment to, sustainability and energy efficiency. To learn about the Energy Champions’ success stories, watch our videos.

The free Energy Showcase Expo that followed the awards ceremony highlighted the latest money-saving ideas for better energy performance with a focus on local businesses. This year, over 75 vendors displayed their energy-saving products, services and technologies. Attendees found an Energy Solutions Center where they could ask questions and learn more about how to save energy and lower their energy bills.

The Expo featured 20 alternative fuel vehicles where you could check out the latest hybrid and plug-in models, and learn more about our new “Power Your Drive” program. 

Don’t miss out! Stay tuned for a Save-the-Date for the 2017 Energy Showcase scheduled for May 17.

Analyze Energy. Empower Action.

Our new Business Energy Advisor tool gives businesses the power to manage and analyze their energy use – which helps you make informed business decisions. Businesses can study how they use energy throughout a building and compare use to similar businesses. You can analyze historical usage and costs for a single or group of meters or billing accounts. You’ll receive targeted energy-saving recommendations, including our current rebates. This tool can track energy-efficiency initiatives and assess their effectiveness, too. First time users must register to access the tool. Find out if the businesses you work with qualify at

Host Your Next Meeting at our Energy Innovation Center

Did you know you may be able to hold your next business meeting or seminar for free at our Energy Innovation Center? As a community resource, we welcome businesses, local groups and residents who are interested in new energy technologies, cost- effective energy-efficient practices, and sustainable building designs.

Visit to see our Center Use Guidelines and complete an event request form. We have a list of recommended caterers too if you would like to offer meals or refreshments at your event.

Take advantage of our other free services while you’re at the Center:

  • Fifty-minute Sustainability Tour – see how we mixed energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable materials to build our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Center
  • Workshops and training – visit our seminar calendar
  • Resource and Tool Lending Library – browse our list of books and tools

Our Center is located at 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in San Diego. For more information, visit or ask our staff for assistance when you visit. 

New Qualifying List for LED Products

New Qualifying List for LED Products

The Energy Efficiency Business Rebates Program discontinued use of the California Statewide Qualified LED Product List on June 6, 2016. Qualifying models shown on this previously used list will be honored through August 6, 2016, regardless of the utility designation under “Rebate Information”. To better serve both you and our business customers, we’re now using these three qualifying lists to identify eligible LED lighting products.

You may also contact us by email at [email protected] or call 1.800.644.6133 if you have any questions on qualifying products.

Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Initiative Rolls Out

We recently launched a new charging station program called Power Your Drive. With this new initiative, SDG&E will install, own, operate and maintain 3,500 charging stations at 350 apartment complexes, condominiums and workplaces throughout our service territory. Power Your Drive provides service provider and billing flexibility to property owners to fit their needs.

If you, or one of your customers, are interested in participating in the program, join the interest list by emailing us at [email protected] or visiting


Wireless 4-port digital manifold with micron gauge

The Fieldpiece SMAN460 is a 4-port, wireless digital manifold with a large 3/8" port for faster evacuations and recovery. With four ports and a built-in vacuum gauge, HVACR professionals can now evacuate a system, pull a vacuum, add refrigerant and dial in the charge at one time, without having to hook and unhook any hoses.

Key Features:

  • Live real-time adjustments with wireless measurements
  • Micron vacuum gauge with alarms, stopwatch, and rate indicator
  • Large 3/8" full bore and VAC port
  • All measurements on screen at one time
  • Send and receive six wireless measurements
  • 4 ports for one time hook-up
  • Reliable regardless of elevation

Our Energy Innovation Center houses a Resource & Tool Lending Library where you can check out Trade Pro tools for your next energy-efficiency project, or books and DVDs to advance your knowledge about energy and sustainability. Did you know that these resources can be borrowed for up to two weeks?

Contact our Resource & Tool Lending Library Manager, Ceci Cazares, at (858) 496-7137 or email [email protected] if you have questions.

*The selection of goods and services is the sole responsibility of the customer. SDG&E makes no representations as to the safety, reliability and/or efficiency of goods and services selected. SDG&E makes no warranty, whether express or implied, including warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, use or application of selected goods and services. No endorsement is intended or should be inferred.

Training Corner

To stay competitive, it’s important to keep your industry knowledge current. Take advantage of our seminars and trainings available to you. To see our complete 2016 calendar or to register for a session, visit

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117

Trade Pro Essentials: Tools & Tips for Estimating Energy Savings

  • Thursday, August 4
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (breakfast provided)

Financial Tools to Sell Your Energy Efficiency Projects

  • Tuesday, July 19
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Smart Pumps

  • Wednesday, July 20
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Uncovering Energy Efficiency Savings in Your Compressed Air System

  • Tuesday, July 26
  • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

HVAC Excellence & NATE Certification Training