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Energy efficiency is one of the cornerstones of any building that stakes a claim to being "green." And one of the most effective ways to make sure a building uses as little energy as possible is to start with an energy-smart design.

Whether you're an architect, engineer, allied professional or building owner/developer, SDG&E's Savings By Design program can help you "go for the green" on your commercial new construction projects by offering:

¥ Technical assistance, seminars and information resources.

¥ Cash incentives of up to $200,000 per project for energy performance beyond California's Title 24 minimum energy-efficiency standards -- up to $150,000 in owner incentives and up to $50,000 in design team incentives per qualifying building.

Savings By Design incentives can help you pursue an integrated, high-performance design strategy right from the start, since the best opportunities for improving energy performance while keeping first costs down are in the earliest phases of a new construction project -- specifically, the planning, programming, schematic design and design development phases. Today's energy modeling software makes it easier than ever for design teams to simulate, evaluate and truly integrate building envelope, lighting and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Commercial building alterations and additions that are subject to the Title 24 standards -- such as renovations of existing buildings and tenant improvements to shell buildings -- also may be eligible.

To learn more about Savings By Design incentives, technical assistance and training opportunities, visit sdge.com/savingsbydesign.

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Submitted by SDG&E

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