Do you qualify for an incentive?
When you’re planning a nonresidential new construction project, it pays to get an early start on energy efficiency. SDG&E’s Savings By Design program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to help you maximize energy performance in your commercial new construction projects, including:
- Up to $150,000 in building owner incentives.
- 10% bonus incentive opportunitiy, in addition to the building owner incentive.
- Up to $50,000 in design team incentives.
- Design assistance services and resources matched to the project needs.
San Diego Gas & Electric Representatives
Craig Bullock has been with SDG&E for 32 years. Prior to joining the SBD team he served as a Customer Project Planner where he spent five years in the design, costing, and coordination of residential and commercial distribution projects. From there Craig was promoted to the Major Projects team of the Company where his responsibilities were to work specifically with large developers on the installation of gas and electric distribution systems for new major construction projects in the Eastlake Chula Vista area. Craig brings to SBD a vast knowledge of commercial construction design experience having had the opportunity to work in concert with and oversee the implementation of electric and gas facilities for developers, electricians, engineers, and architects within the SDG&E service territory. Craig's educational background includes attending San Diego City College.
Sr. Account Executive
Peggy Crossman has over 20 years of experience in promoting energy-efficiency and demand side management, with an emphasis on residential and commercial new construction and building code programs. Prior to joining SDG&E's Savings By Design team, she served for 3 years as a Program Policy Advisor for the Savings By Design, Sustainable Communities, California Energy Star New Homes, Emerging Technology, Rebuild a Greener San Diego, and the Codes and Standards programs. Her previous experience includes several years working with State and local governments and large commercial and industrial customers as a utility account executive in the Pacific Northwest, and 15 years at Bonneville Power Administration, where she was responsible for designing and implementing a wide array of residential, commercial and industrial energy-efficiency and DSM programs. Peggy graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1978.
Marianne Guevarra Sy
Sr. Account Executive
Marianne Sy joined the SDG&E Savings By Design team in March 2005. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and finance from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining the SBD program, Marianne worked for SDG&E's Major Markets department analyzing energy usage and generation for many of SDG&E's largest commercial accounts and has been instrumental in providing trainings and process improvements within the department.
Before joining SDG&E, Marianne worked in both the marketing and communication fields and at one time worked as a recruiter for New York Life. As an SBD Account Executive, Marianne works with building owners and design teams to facilitate in the development of energy efficient design for commercial projects, resulting in cash incentives and energy savings. She is a volunteer for San Diego EarthWorks and is an active allied member of AIA, San Diego Chapter.
Bob Nacke, P.E.
New Construction Supervisor – Engineers and Program Management
Since joining SDG&E's Savings By Design team in 1992, Bob has performed energy simulations on hundreds of commercial and residential buildings. His recommendations are based on more than 25 years of experience in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) profession, including HVAC design and consulting on energy issues. Nacke spent four years as a military design engineer before joining the private sector to perform studies on government facilities. He also spent several years as an in-house engineer at a local computer manufacturing facility. Nacke is a licensed mechanical engineer in the state of California and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
New Construction Supervisor – Account Executives
Chuck Poindexter brings over 30 years of experience in commercial energy analysis, customer relations, and project management to the Savings By Design team. Previously, he served as an energy consultant at SDG&E, conducting energy audits and helping business customers convert to energy-saving lighting and mechanical systems. He is a former member of the Design Review Board for the City of Escondido. In addition to his responsibilities at SDG&E, Poindexter chairs several committees for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers San Diego Chapter. Chuck also serves as a board member on the California Commissioning Collaborative representing San Diego Gas & Electric.
Poindexter graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and earning a teaching credential in secondary education.
Paul Stapleton, P.E.
With over 30 years in the energy industry, Mr. Stapleton has extensive experience in energy efficiency and energy production. As a member of the SBD team he works with project design professionals to enhance integrated design strategies aimed at increasing the energy performance and sustainable operation of new construction projects. Mr. Stapleton has participated in the development and launch of numerous energy related programs, managed both the construction and retrofit of energy systems, and developed emerging energy technology products. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University and is a licensed mechanical engineer in the State of California.