Commercial HVAC Optimization Program

No-cost, comprehensive program training

Program Benefits

Program Benefits

The PG&E Commercial HVAC Optimization Program requires all participating Contractors complete two trainings:​

  1. Sales and Operations (for Owners, Service Managers and Sales Managers)
    This training is designed for contractors to help grow their HVAC business by educating and enrolling customers into PG&E’s HVAC Optimization Program. Contractors will learn how to best communicate the value proposition and benefits of the Optimization Program to a diverse customer base. Topics covered include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Eligibility criteria
    • High-level Optimization Program timelines
    • Workflow processes
    • Use of the contractor portal and web application
    • PG&E marketing materials
    • Marketing and Sales Information including items such as Return On Investment and other maintenance related sales information

  2. Technical Training (for participating HVAC technicians)
    The ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 Maintenance guideline takes a comprehensive, properly-sequenced approach that improves HVAC performance, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort. Contractors and technicians will be trained on the following:

    • The ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 requirements vs. basic maintenance programs
    • Optimization Program specific test instrumentation
    • Performance of the specific EE Tasks to bring units to baseline
    • ADEC (Advanced Digital Controller) troubleshooting and replacement training.
    • Introduction into the Contractor Portal
    • Safety Overview
    • Practical field training

Did You Know?

The Commercial HVAC Optimization Program is designed for rooftop package and split-system units, and can help to lower your HVAC operating, repair and replacement costs, and to minimize system failures that can threaten business operations.

Did You Know?

You can save even more! PG&E offers your business many ways to save. Get more information on PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Programs and incentives by visiting

Did You Know?

In Northern California, one-third of a typical commercial building’s energy usage comes from HVAC systems 1 and PG&E’s Commercial HVAC Optimization Program can help you lower HVAC operating costs.

1 CEUS 3/2006 Report

Did You Know?

The Commercial HVAC Optimization Program offers Incentives, paid directly to the customer and the contractor, to help offset the incremental cost of the Optimization service agreement! Find a Participating Contractor to get started!


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