3fficient develops and strategically commercializes new clean technologies that dramatically improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability for organizations and consumers alike.  We are a diverse team of scientists, engineers, contractors and technology experts serving various industries across the globe.

Our Mission

To make fossil fuels irrelevant!

To do that, we are making sustainable alternatives the preferred choice by:

  1. providing brilliant clean tech products and services that leap frog old paradigms and status quo.
  2. making clean and sustainable the lowest cost, practical alternative – without taxing future generations.
  3. partnering with architects, engineers and contractors to convert the built environment of yesterday into super efficient, green buildings and campuses of tomorrow – today.
  4. supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs creating local jobs that stimulate the local economy.

By doing this, we can envision a day when the world’s reliance on fossil fuels has been diminished and the crisis of climate change has been averted.  Ultimately, air pollution and water contamination will be eliminated and we can all breathe a lot easier!  Given the opportunity to energize your community, save money and the environment – the choice is easy. Do more with less! Be 3FFICIENT.

Our Achievements

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Renewable Energy Project of the Year, SanDEE Award

Better Buildings Challenge, CA Senate Commendation

Verge 2014, New Cities Summit – Champion

A+ BBB Rating, since 2010

Company History

3fficient was founded in 2010 to provide energy project development and building efficiency services. Shortly thereafter, we acquired PE Consulting, an internationally recognized, award winning green engineering firm that was started in 1994.  Today, 3fficient has grown into a leading clean tech company with game changing products and services serving several continents.

We have developed smart meters that monitor the energy pulse of every circuit in buildings, invisible window insulation that is 300% better than plastic tints, fully wireless building automation that affords “peel and stick” configurations, sustainable ice batteries that flatten power demand while saving energy, smart autonomous civic infrastructure that makes cities safer and smarter.  We have already saved our business clients over $1 billion in annual operating costs.  But together, we can make the world safer, healthier and more sustainable.

The 3fficient Team

Our team’s background ranges from building scientists, chemical engineers and software engineers to developers, construction experts, financiers and business managers.  Our diverse team and partners match our diverse solutions and applications.  While some of our technologies are recent breakthroughs, others have been developed over the last 30 years by award winning American, European and Asian scientists. Our expertise in energy and green building services exceeds 30 years.

Words from our Clients

  • This project was very beneficial to us. Your expertise helped us develop an energy master plan while saving energy and building in additional automation so we can respond to different utility price signals immediately.

    Bob Markham City of Pasadena / Public Works Administrator
  • In addition to the energy and maintenance savings, comfort (and productivity) of our employees has been greatly improved. Thanks for fixing our buildings and helping us keep our operating costs down. Great job team!

    Bill Lawrence VidFilm / Controller
  • Even though this was a small project, you guys performed really well and gave us the attention and expertise deserving of a much larger project. Thanks!

    Jeff Terhoeve Grubb and Ellis / Property Manager 700 N Central, Glendale
  • People think that solar is too expensive or intermittent.  3fficient’s FreeCharge is something people connect with in a unique way.  They learn first hand that solar energy can be very reliable and should really be the primary fuel of choice for all our power needs.

    Arts Council
  • We were really pleased how 3fficient educated us about energy efficiency, explored many options, came up with great "out of the box" solutions, and then walked us through the whole process.

    Larry Watt City of Encinitas / Director of Public Works
  • As a global manufacturer of building materials, we spend several hundred million a year on energy. So the slightest fluctuation wreaks havoc on our budgeting and materials prices. We are thankful for your help on our global energy management team and development of our enterprise-wide, real-time energy management program.

    Gary Groner Johns Manville / Global Energy Manager
  • As a Sustainability Advisor to schools and businesses, I am pleased to recommend your charging stations. The students and faculty at St. John's Prep School were really excited about the charging stations. Students and faculty were fascinated with the technology and that they could charge their devices using solar power and batteries. What a great education forum.

    Lisa Lillelund Saint John's Prep School
  • This project saved us more than we expected. Thanks for the hard work and keeping the subcontractors on time. Tenant comfort and reliability has improved. That makes my job more enjoyable.

    Brad Heath CBRE / Property Manager, 101 N Brand, Glendale
  • Our facility was in such disrepair, we were seriously considering tearing it down. With your retrofits, the comfort is 100% improved. Now we can use the capital funds (we never seem to have enough of) elsewhere.

    Bob Driffill YMCA Health & Fitness Facility / General Manager
  • This project has not only made our buildings more comfortable, the learning experience has improved dramatically and allows us to illustrate renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management first hand.

    Dr. Jean Lecuyer Glendale Community College / Director of Science Education Center
  • Your company's knowledge of LEED requirements is a refreshing change from the smoke screen that goes up when talking to firms with little experience.  Your fees were appropriate to the requirements and you completed the project in a timely manner.  Your assistance to our newly minted LEED AP was much appreciated.

    Stephen Johnson MW Services / SVP
  • Your management of the Load Curtailment (Demand Response) Program achieved phenomenal results and was a tremendous help to avoid blackouts for thousands of customers in our area (and the state). Above all, you treated our customers like gold working seamlessly as part of our team.

    Don Pappe Pasadena Water & Power / Director
  • Your team provided a direction that was in line with our specific needs. The project leverages our natural Southern California resources, and saves taxpayers money on our already tight budgets.

    Don Bradley Cathedral City / City Manager
  • We have used your solar lockers for a few events that we have been sponsors of now and each time they have proven to be amazing! The last event was a 4 day music festival, where we used two of the charging stations. The charging lockers were completely full after 12 minutes and remained full for the entirety of the festival! Your charging stations are a must for all of our activation areas!

    Samantha Kohn Alex & Ani / Event Marketing Manager
  • This project went real well, our building looks better and it saved us a lot of money.

    Spence Wilson Transwestern Voit / Property Manager, 330 North Brand
  • Thanks to your project, we won the BOMA award again. Oh yeah, our lighting and HVAC bills have gone way down too. Well done!

    Jan Church SHM Partners / Property Manager
  • Thanks for all the hard work. As soon as the new owners get settled, I will push to get your energy audits approved and implemented.

    Mike Cross Galleria Malls-Glendale Galleria / Property Manager
  • We selected you because of your experience and credentials and most importantly, your attention to detail and diligence. We have expanded our contract with your firm because of your cost effective, high quality work and the loyalty you have to customer focus. Thank You.

    Leeanne Uhler Riverside Public Utilities
  • Your team has really helped us shave a bundle off our renovation plans, not to mention lowering future energy costs and improving tenant comfort.

    All the Doctors at Physicians Group Glendale Medical Office / All the Doctors
  • We were fighting an uphill battle against rising utility costs and low cost foreign competitors. Your analysis of our operations and the solutions to lower our water usage by 95% will make a huge difference to our competitiveness.

    Stephen Travis Oregon Cherry Growers / Executive Vice President

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