Upcoming virtual classes

Thursday, October 6, Noon – 12:30 PM

Have you been hearing the term heat pump water heater and wondered – what is that? Or maybe you’ve been considering installing one and want more information. Join us while a SMUD Energy Advisor goes over the most popular questions that customers ask when considering a new water heating system.

Thursday, October 13, Noon – 1 PM

Is buying a residential battery storage system cost-effective? Will it provide back-up power and energy independence? This workshop, taught by SMUD's battery storage expert, will cover energy consumption, upfront costs, bill savings and payback.

Thursday, November 3, Noon – 1 PM

In communities all over California, the buzz around decarbonized homes has been steadily increasing. This short introduction will cover what’s driving this phenomenon along with definitions and trends. It will also provide an overview of the basic features of these high-performance homes, the role of energy efficiency, equipment options and benefits. This class is designed for anyone planning to build a new single-family home, as well as homeowners who are considering improvements to an existing home.

Note: All classes are free, but registration is required.

Videos, Courses and Guides

Parent resources for children


Looking for ways to keep kids engaged while learning at home?

Keep your home learners engaged with age-appropriate, standards-based lessons from SMUD and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).

Each lesson will include a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

High school

Questions? Contact us at 1-916-732-6738 or email etcmail@smud.org

EnergySmart Home

Looking for smart home ideas? Take a virtual tour and see for yourself how easy it can be to transform your home.

  • Learn how smart appliances help control energy costs
  • Find out how the latest lighting technology can make you more comfortable and save money
  • See how energy-efficient windows and window coverings control light and energy use
  • Learn how to use the sun to power your home and electric vehicle
  • See how to manage everything from your smart phone or tablet

Where can you find instant rebates on the best energy-efficient products on the market?

Shop SMUD Energy Store


EnergySmart Home virtual tour

Click the links to the titles of the different rooms in our EnergySmart Home to learn more about them.