Lead Performer: LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) -- Los Angeles, CA
Partners: LA Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC)
DOE Total Funding: $558,055
Cost Share: $658,224
Project Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
Funding Opportunity: Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings (2015)


SoCal Edge is a regional initiative to accelerate investments in next-generation building technologies, leveraging DOE research to identify market-ready best-in-class solutions and match them with property owners committed to innovation.

Participating technology companies agree to provide property owners with financial incentives to induce the property owners to pilot their technology in at least one building. In exchange, participating property owners agree to carry out the pilot, measure the results, and scale up deployment to additional sites if the pilot is successful. SoCal Edge staff will provide project management and technical support from start to finish.

The overarching objective is to create a replicable transparent process for taking technologies from pilot to portfolio, and ultimately to establish Los Angeles as the leader in the deployment of next-generation building technologies.


By accelerating market adoption of super-efficient building technologies, SoCal Edge will:

  • Create a streamlined replicable model for property owners to access new technologies 
  • Make Los Angeles’ buildings more resilient and competitive
  • Attract more high tech companies to Los Angeles
  • Support local governments and utilities in achieving their energy and water goals


DOE Technology Manager:  Amy Jiron
Lead Performer: Neal Anderson, COO, LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

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