How It Works

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Once you pick a Step Up and Power Down path that best fits your business, we can direct you to energy saving tips and resources that will support your goals. Our Energy Advisors can offer you guidance every step of the way so that you get the most out of your participation.

If you’re not finding what you’re looking for, please get in touch with us. We’re here to help!

 

 

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Select Your Business Type to Get Started

Step Up and Power Down is designed to allow for a personalized experience for your
business, so the structure of your journey is up to you.

To help you understand what that might include, here are three possible journeys and the
steps you could take to meet your energy waste reduction goals. Select the one that’s right
for your business, and let’s get you started saving right away!

Small to Medium Business

Less than 100 employees
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Large Commercial Business

100+ employees

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Small to Medium Business

Take the Pledge

Step 1

Sign Up for Step Up and Power Down

You’ll receive an email confirming your participation, and you’re on your way to saving energy and money. It’s that easy!
Sign up now!

Step 2

Start Saving Right Away

Click here for some quick tips.

Step 3

Meet Your Energy Advisor

An Energy Advisor will reach out to you to create your Energy Action Plan and conduct a no-cost audit of energy-saving opportunities.

Step 4

Implement Your Plan

Start with simple actions—it will add up.

 

Step 5

Energy Advisory Check-in

Your Energy Advisor will check-in via email and phone to monitor your progress and identify how PG&E’s free tips, tools and resources can help.

Step 6

Check Out Our Resources

Take advantage of PG&E Rebates and Incentives, PG&E Energy Efficiency Savings Tips and much more on our Resources page. Check out the additional resources available to you, including “Adopt A Light” and “Energy Vampire Slayer.”

Step 7

Explore Benefits of Engaging Your Employees

Such as utilizing natural daylight to increase productivity, inspiring them to make a difference in the world in different ways and bringing everyone together in a community effort.

Step 8

Showcase Your Participation

Post a decal in your window and share it on our social media posts.

Step 9

Celebrate Your Progress

Share your results on Facebook and Twitter. #StepUpPowerDown

Step 10

Maintain Good Habits

Once you’ve completed your Energy Action Plan, maintain your newly established habits for long-term savings!

Large Commercial Business

Take the Pledge

Step 1

Sign Up for Step Up and Power Down

You’ll receive an email confirming your participation, and you’re on your way to saving energy and money. It’s that easy!

Step 2

Start Saving Right Away

Click here for some quick tips.

 

Step 3

Meet Your Engagement Manager

An Engagement Manager will reach out to you to create your Energy Action Plan and conduct a no-cost audit of energy-saving opportunities.

Step 4

Plan an Engagement Campaign

Choose a campaign to engage your employees in reducing energy waste in a fun way! Options include the “Energy Vampire Slayer” and “Adopt A Light.” Check out the Resources page for more options.

 

Step 5

Explore Benefits of Engaging Your Employees

Such as utilizing natural daylight to increase productivity, inspiring them to make a difference in the world in different ways and bringing everyone together in a community effort.

Step 6

Optimize Your Building

Step Up and Power Down offers no-cost training courses for building operators and engineers to diagnose and correct building inefficiencies.

Step 7

Celebrate Good Times

Celebrate as your city achieves its climate goals! Share your results on Facebook and Twitter. #StepUpPowerDown

Employee

For someone who is passionate about sustainability, here are some ideas about how you can make positive changes at your workplace and at home.

Step 1

Convince Your Company to Take the Pledge

Participate in Step Up and Power Down.

Step 2

Inspire Your Co-workers

Encourage them to take simple actions every day, such as turning off their lights before leaving for lunch and powering down their computers at the end of the day.

Step 3

Start an Engagement Campaign

Engage others at your office in a fun campaign to reduce energy waste. Check out the Resources page for details.

Step 4

Make Changes at Home

Use a power strip, change out old light bulbs for LED lights and turn off appliances and lights.

Step 5

Celebrate Good Times

Celebrate as your city achieves its climate goals!

Step 6

Encourage Your Company to Do the Same

Introduce them to the benefits of powering down.

Step 7

Check Out Our Resources

Go to the Resources page to get more ideas on enhancing energy efficiency.

Step 8

Share Your Progress

Post your results on Facebook and Twitter.

It's your move—take the first step.