Energy Efficiency Update: Strategies for Reducing Energy Use, Operating Costs and Carbon Emissions

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


This one-day primer on energy-efficiency strategies is intended for building professionals familiar with the basic concepts and who want an update on new and emerging technologies and controls. Class will address a wide range of opportunities that can be applied to most commercial facilities and build from no- and low-cost opportunities to deep energy retrofits. Class will also include modules on utility incentives, financial return calculations, interactive measures, incremental cost opportunities, and operations and maintenance considerations. While all strategies presented will be relevant to existing buildings, these same approaches could be applied to new building designs as well.


  • Updates on new and emerging technologies and controls
  • No- and low-cost opportunities to deep energy retrofits
  • Learn more about utility incentives, financial return calculations, and much more


Ryan Stroupe has been the Building Program Coordinator for PG&E's Pacific Energy Center (PEC) for the past 23 years. He teaches classes and consults with building professionals on a variety of issues, including energy audits, building commissioning, measurement tool applications and architectural design. Ryan oversees the PEC's Tool Lending Library, a free service that loans monitoring equipment to California energy customers. At the Center, Ryan has taught over 30 different classes on building measurement and energy-efficient design, including a 7-day series on conducting energy audits for commercial buildings and a year-long, intensive series on commissioning existing buildings. Ryan has taught for the U.S. Army, the Stationary Engineers Union, Marriott International, The California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley Extension, Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E).

Additional Details

Learning Level: Beginner

Check-In: 8 a.m., with breakfast and lunch provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.