3fficient is a clean technology integrator and incubator specializing in smart, sustainable energy solutions for the built environment.  Our international award-winning team of building science and energy experts have been delivering game changing solutions for over 20 years.

Our Mission

We are making sustainability 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. converting 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 energy engineering firm specializing in building science and technology.  Today, 3fficient has grown into a leading clean tech company with game changing products and services serving several continents.

The 3fficient Team

Our team’s background ranges from building scientists, chemical engineers and software engineers to construction experts 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 green building services exceeds 20 years.

Words from our Clients

  • Our officers can’t be everywhere at once, especially during or after an emergency, like a storm or earthquake.  “3fficient’s FreeCharge solutions provide power, public safety, lighting and communications when and where its needed most - in public spaces and 24/7/365 - even when the power grid is down.

    Chief of Police
  • 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
  • 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 are dedicated to providing a high quality experience for our guests as well as environmental stewardship. This project accomplishes both by making our facilities better performing, more reliable and energy efficient. Thanks for the creative solutions!

    John Stepanian Glendale Hilton / Director of Engineering
  • 3fficient, and their innovative partners, have developed brilliant urban furniture that is completely self-powered and changing how we look at and interact with urban infrastructure.

    US Mayor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The public should be able to exercise and enjoy the outdoors day or night.  But providing lighting in parks, trails and transit stops is too expensive.  3fficient’s FreeCharge products provides lighting and many public safety services to any urban or remote locations where the sun might shine.

    Parks & Rec Director
  • The way 3fficient has aggregated so much into their FreeCharge devices really saves us a lot of money while increasing safety and customer engagement.  This is a whole new paradigm.

    Transit Agency / CTO
  • Getting power to tight urban locations or remote locations is expensive and a big hassle.  3fficient’s FreeCharge products eliminate the high costs and hassles of bringing and maintaining power to new or remote locations.

    Parks and Trails Director
  • 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
  • Wow.  These solutions are game changers.

    University President
  • This is an excellent project which has greatly reduced our operating costs and control, extended the life of our equipment and most importantly improved guest comfort. Thanks for the creative ideas and making my job easier!

    Dennis Kinsley Starwood Hotels / Director of Engineering, Sheraton Harbor Island, San Diego
  • You saved us $200,000/yr. With our pre-tax profit margin, we would have to generate $4,000,000 in new revenue every year to accomplish that! That also increases our company valuation by $1,000,000. Thank you so much!

    Corporate CFO