News Analysis

California Utilities Funding Integrated Design

Savings By Design, a program unveiled in June by three of California’s largest utility companies, aims to improve the energy efficiency of new commercial buildings through various strategies, including incentive payments to owners and design teams.

The incentives from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE) can provide up to $50,000 per building to design teams and up to $250,000 to building owners for documented energy performance that exceeds the requirements of California’s Title 24 Energy Code. Between them, the three utilities cover a service territory that contains about 85% of all new construction projects in the State.

Published October 1, 1999

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