Need advice on how to incorporate green energy measures into your home or business? The SDERC has a staff of engineers, certified energy managers and LEED accredited professionals who can provide expert assistance with energy design review, energy efficiency measures and identification of financing opportunities. We also have a Vendor Database where you can find local energy product and service providers. To access our Technical Assistance please call our Energy Hotline.
Learn how various equipment and technologies can help you or your business save energy and money by downloading one of the following fact sheets. Each fact sheet describes the technology, explains its applications, outlines the savings and provides useful links to further information.
|Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFL) - CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
Technical Overview - CFL (1.97 MB)
|Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) - LEDs are used in many different applications and use only 10 to 20 percent of the energy required by conventional light bulbs.
Technical Overview - LEDs (2.25 MB)
|Daylighting – The use of natural lighting not only reduces the need for electricity but also provides a pleasant and natural indoor environment.
Technical Overview - Daylighting (2.97 MB)
|Exit Signs - There are four basic lighting technologies for exit signs that can meet every purpose and help you comply with safety regulations.
Technical Overview - Exit Signs (2.47 MB)
|Green Roofs - Planting vegetation on the tops of buildings achieves a variety of environmental and cost-saving purposes.
Technical Overview - Green Roofs (5.08 MB)
| HVAC Package Systems - Proper selection of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Technical Overview - HVAC (2.96 MB)
|Insulation - Builders have many choices for the types of insulation they use, and proper installation can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs.
Technical Overview - Insulation (3.03 MB)
|Motor Drives and Compressors - A review of two advances in motor technology: variable frequency drive technology and high-efficiency, oil-free compressors.
Technical Overview - Compressors (3.33 MB)
Energy Design Review
Whether its new construction or a retrofit project our staff of experts can help you incorporate energy efficiency and green measures into your project designs. We can also review designs for accuracy and proper application.
Energy Efficiency Measures
The options for energy efficiency products and technologies can be daunting. Our staff can help you choose the products and approaches that are right for you.
Need help getting funding and financing for specific energy efficiency projects? Or navigating the maze of local and national public grants, rebates and financing programs?
CCSE’s online database of expert resources includes a listing of contractors, suppliers and vendors, to help you identify, evaluate, provide and install energy efficient technologies.
Got an energy question? Call our toll free number (1-866-SDENERGY) to speak to an energy expert. Our free technical assistance services can help you optimize the energy savings on your next project. We can talk to you over the phone or schedule a meeting for more in depth questions and projects.
- Residential Energy Efficiency Measures (PDF) - overview of key energy saving opportunities for residential structures.
- Non Residential Energy Efficiency Measures (PDF) - overview of key energy saving opportunities for non residential structures.
- Energy Software (doc) - links to the most frequently used energy software.