Thought Leadership



City of Escondido Invests in Clean Energy Generation with SGIP Incentive

Residents of Escondido, Calif., in northern San Diego County, will benefit financially and environmentally from a public works project at the city’s wastewater treatment plant that is now turning waste biogas into renewable energy.

Steps to Building Benchmarking – Track Energy Use and Save Money

By Rebecca Sappenfield Baptiste

Whether you own your own building or are a commercial tenant, you pay for your business’s energy consumption. But do you truly understand how much energy your business space is using over time and how you might use that information to become aware of potential savings opportunities?


CSE Moving Headquarters to San Diego’s Midway District

To accommodate our expansion, on Sept. 24, 2018, CSE moved to new headquarters located at 3980 Sherman Street. Our new 30,000-square-foot home was originally constructed in 1983 and has been retrofitted to showcase the application of energy efficiency technologies and sustainable materials in existing buildings.


Partnership Chosen to Ensure Equitable Solar Access for California Multifamily Affordable Housing

New $1B program benefits low-income renters and affordable housing providers

Up to $29M Available for Public EV Chargers in Southern California

The California Energy Commission and Center for Sustainable Energy have launched a rebate project to increase publicly available and widely accessible electric vehicle fast-charging locations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.