What is Savings By Design?

Savings By Design (SBD) is a statewide incentive program encouraging the design and construction of high-performance, energy efficient non-residential buildings.

Environmental Nature Center
Newport Beach, CA|LPA, Inc.

What are the benefits and incentives?

Up to
in building owner incentives
10% Bonus
additional incentive opportunities
assistance services and resources

What are the program requirements?

Your project must be in the early concept or design phase
Located in the service territory of a participating Utility
Application Package

Application Process


Learn from all the documentation and resources available like incentives and assistance, participation types, program handbook and design documents.

Contact your corresponding SBD representative from the following participating utilities; PG&E, SMUD, SDG&E, SCE, SoCalGas and LADWP.

Submit required documents; Letter of Interest and Design Documents.

It’s time to review important documents; Incentive Agreement, Terms & Conditions and design documents.

This is the time to request an On-Site Verification and to verify any additional documents that are outstanding.

Congratulations! At this point, it is time to receive your payment.

Case Studies


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Santa Monica Public Library
Santa Monica, CA | SCE


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Molecular Foundry
Berkeley, CA | PG&E

Schools + Universities

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Marin Country Day School
Corte Madera, CA | PG&E


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Water + Life Museums
Hemet, CA | SCE

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