San Francisco Department of the Environment

SF Energy Watch Commercial Program

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.  

Local businesses can reduce energy costs by switching to energy efficient equipment while improving the comfort and function of facilities. All types and sizes of San Francisco businesses are welcome to participate in SF Energy Watch. Participating businesses range 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 [email protected].

SF Energy Watch Programs

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.

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.

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