SF Energy Watch Commercial Program

Putting Money Back In Your Bottom Line!

Driven by the rise of energy costs and growing public concern about climate change, businesses are looking for ways to shrink their energy bills and do their part to protect the environment.  SF Energy Watch supports local businesses by reducing energy costs by switching to energy efficient equipment while improving the comfort and function of facilities. Services are provided to the full range of businesses sizes and categories in San Francisco ranging from sole proprietor retail stores and restaurants to medical campuses and office buildings. To schedule a free energy assessment, contact the SF Energy Watch hotline at 415.355.3769 or email sfenergywatch@sfenvironment.org.

Programs offered by SF Energy Watch include:

Small Business Direct Install

Small businesses and nonprofits may qualify for the Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) turnkey services option, which saves them the time and effort of decision-making. Program staff provides start-to-finish technical assistance, recommends energy efficient equipment, facilitates the selection of contractors, coordinates installation, and conducts an inspection when the work is completed.

Energy efficient upgrades include interior, exterior and high-bay lighting, refrigeration controls, and strip curtains for qualified customers.

Commercial Plus

The Commercial Plus Program is designed to help any type of business in San Francisco, including nonprofit organizations, to save money and energy while reducing their carbon footprint. The program offers free on-site energy assessments and helps arrange for licensed Preferred Contractors to complete energy efficient upgrades at greatly reduced cost. Businesses also have the option to install the equipment themselves through the self-installation process.

Common opportunities for improvements include interior and exterior lighting, refrigeration improvements, advanced controls, computer network efficiency, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) improvements.