Community Education & Technology Center
Residential Workshops
In the interest of public safety SMUD will temporarily offer community education through digital platforms only. We look forward to the next time we can gather safely for classes, but until then we invite you to learn with us through webinars, online courses and videos. From all of us in the Community Education & Technology Center, stay well.
Upcoming Event
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Is a Heat Pump Water Heater Right for You?
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.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Is Battery Storage Right for You?
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.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Decarbonized, All Electric, Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Homes, Oh My!
In communities all over California and beyond, the buzz around decarbonized (etc.) homes has been steadily increasing. 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.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Your Road Map to a High-Performance, All-Electric Home
For homeowners looking planning to make improvements, this class will help you develop a step-wise plan by identifying the decisions you will need to make and explaining the trade-offs between various equipment types. The roles of various contractors and consultants you may encounter will also be covered, to help you navigate the sometimes daunting home improvement process.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Managing a Complex Home Building or Remodeling Process
This class is intended to equip homeowners who have high-performance project goals – whether for a brand new home or a remodel – to avoid common pitfalls encountered in getting the work done right. Managing even a simple project can be challenging enough, but when you’re targeting above-code performance, it takes extra care to make sure you get the results you hope for.