California Energy Design Assistance (CEDA)

May 24, 2022


California Energy Design Assistance is available for commercial, public, industrial, agriculture, and high-rise multifamily projects.The program serves new construction and major alternations in Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE®) areas

Major alterations must meet the following criteria:   

  • Changes in space function (building or space occupancy type change)   
  • Substantial changes (≥30%) in design occupancy (square feet per person)   
  • Increase (≥10%) in conditioned floor area   
  • Any substantial expansion or addition of process or conditioning load to an existing facility

California Energy Design Assistance is the new construction energy efficiency resource for Commercial, Multifamily (4+ stories), Public, Agricultural, and Industrial customers across the state. Through Energy Design Assistance, a comprehensive analysis of energy efficiency options will be explored. This analysis includes multiple mechanical, lighting, and envelope systems. Begin your application at the website above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Daylighting
  • Lighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Industrial Systems General
Incentive Amount: Mixed Fuel:

All Electric:
Maximum Incentive: Incentives are capped at the lesser of 100% of incremental measure costs or 50% of full measure costs


Name: Jeff Glover
Organization: Program Outreach Lead
Phone: (952) 938-1588
Name: CEDA Questions
Phone: (855) 502-3914

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.