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Do you qualify for an incentive?

When you’re planning a nonresidential new construction project, it pays to get an early start on energy efficiency. SDG&E’s Savings By Design program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to help you maximize energy performance in your commercial new construction projects, including:

  • Up to $150,000 in building owner incentives.
  • 10% bonus incentive opportunitiy, in addition to the building owner incentive.
  • Design assistance services and resources matched to the project needs.

San Diego Gas & Electric Representatives

  • Don Wiggins
  • Don Wiggins
    Project Manager

    Commercial; New Construction

    Don Wiggins is currently the project manager for SDG&E’s new construction programs. Don had previously worked in various leadership and management capacities in support of business and residential customers on energy issues for the past 25 years. Don also worked as an SDG&E senior account executive supporting major commercial/industrial accounts.  He is a business graduate from San Diego State University where he received his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Business Management.


  • Rod Houdyshel
  • Rod Houdyshel, P.E.
    Sr. Engineer

    Commercial; HVAC systems

    Rod brings over 30 years of experience in commercial HVAC design, energy analysis, and project management to the Savings By Design team. Previously, he was supervising engineer in the consulting profession, designing energy efficient and sustainable HVAC systems in the commercial, industrial, municipal, historical, educational, and healthcare industry segments.  He has managed both the construction and retrofit of energy systems, as well as reviewed and approved project incentive applications, for both SBD and EEBI programs.  His recommendations are based on his many years of field and site work construction industry, including HVAC design and consulting on energy issues. Rod received his degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University, is a licensed mechanical engineer in the state of California, and is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He was also a past board member of the local San Diego chapter of the USGBC.


  • Ernie Rincon
  • Ernie Rincon
    Program Advisor

    Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    After graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Information and Decision Systems in 2006, Ernie Rincon began his career with the San Diego Gas and Electric Company.  He brings to the Company a seven year background in Information Technology industry knowledge and an eleven year history in business management.  In his current position Ernie is the Program Advisor managing the Savings By Design program along with three additional third party programs within the SDGE customer programs energy efficiency portfolio.


  • Yvonne Nauta
  • Yvonne Nauta
    Account Executive

    Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    Yvonne Nauta began her career with the San Diego Gas and Electric Company in 2005.  Prior to joining SDGE's Savings By Design team, she worked for five years with the Rebate Processing group, New Solar Homes Partnership Program and the California Advanced Homes Program.  In her current position, Yvonne is the Program Specialist who assists in operations of the Savings By Design program along with program assistance for three additional third party programs within the SDGE customer programs energy efficiency portfolio.


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