Free workshops and training for business

Learn about the latest in Title 24 code changes, life cycle cost analysis, Certified Green Professional training, the latest energy efficient developments for your business and more.

Questions? Contact us at 1-916-732-6738 or email

Upcoming classes

Our classes put you in control of your energy bill and keep you up to date on the latest technologies. See our full list of upcoming classes.

Wednesday, September 26, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ensure that your next lighting project has the shortest payback and the broadest package of system improvements with lighting audit best practices. This class is eligible for 4 AIA LU. 

Thursday, September 27, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Explore solutions to controlled environment agriculture energy supply and demand challenges and review payback timeframes. This class is eligible for 4 AIA LU.

Tuesday, October 2, 8:30 AM - noon

Prepare for California's 2019 Title 24 Energy Standards with this review of numerous changes to the building envelope, use of LED lighting and more. This class is eligible for 3.5 AIA LU/HSW.

Videos and recorded classes

Learn how to reduce energy usage, optimize these loads and implement smart energy efficiency strategies.

This session will help you better understand and benefit from the lighting transformation we’re experiencing. We’ll also review relevant protocols, artificial intelligence, data analysis, new trends and more.

Learn the general operations and components of pumps and pump systems. In addition, find out how you can lower pump operating and maintenance costs.

Explore best practices to identify and prioritize pump maintenance.  Learn about the importance of maintenance and how a reliable culture will have a direct and positive impact on the bottom line.

Pump efficiency can be impacted by operating conditions, age, duty cycle and a number of other factors. We'll help you identify key indicators for when to replace your pump.

The final webinar in our four-part series will focus on energy efficiency measures related to pumps and pumping systems. We’ll also explore energy savings strategies, highlight best practices and more.

Additional resources

Custom business presentations

Would you like to have SMUD come out and speak to your employees about new technologies, connected devices, and how to save energy both at work and at home? The Energy Education and Technology Center will come out and speak to groups of 20 people or more.

Ask an energy expert

Do you have questions about green and zero energy building? Emerging energy or solar technologies? HVAC, lighting or solar for your business? Speak one-on-one with an energy expert.