About Energy Design Resources

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Energy Design Resources offers a valuable palette of decision-making tools and resources that help make it easier to design, build and operate more energy-efficient buildings in California. For the past fifteen years, our goal has been to educate architects, engineers, lighting designers, and developers about the latest techniques and proven new technologies that are transforming the efficiency of our commercial and industrial workplaces.

Building on this solid foundation in nonresidential new construction, we are expanding our focus to address the needs of home builders, design educators (and their students), and the owners of existing buildings in need of retrofit.

We provide impartial research and powerful design and analysis tools -- all at no cost -- to help reduce the time it will take you to evaluate the energy impacts of your decisions. We've designed all our tools to be quick and easy to learn, plus we offer many tutorials and other training materials so you can begin designing more efficiently today.

Even though California is already recognized as a global leader in energy-efficient buildings, the state will again be tightening its energy standards for new construction in 2019.

We want to help make it as easy as possible for you to transition to these new regulations. More importantly, we want to help you exceed these standards to create the most cost effective, high performance buildings that you possibly can -- buildings that will be less expensive to own and operate, more healthy and comfortable for their occupants, more valuable and durable for their owners, and more sustainable for years to come.

The research and development of Energy Design Resources is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.