San Diego Green Building Council partners with Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

SAN DIEGO (October 3, 2023) – The Electric Home Cooktop Program has a new pick up and drop off location in Encinitas starting Oct. 14 - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation! The program is designed to allow anyone who is interested in induction cooking to check out a portable Duxtop 9100mc induction cooktop for 4 weeks, free of charge, to experience the benefits of cooking with induction. 

“Helping our communities thrive with a healthier kitchen environment through expansion of our loaner cooktop program, especially with an organization like the Solana Center, helps SDGBC reach even more of the San Diego community where they already are” said San Diego Green Building Council Executive Director Colleen FitzSimons.

Induction cooking is the most advanced cooking technology currently available and provides the following benefits:

  • Faster cook times
  • Precise temperatures
  • Reduced air pollutants from carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides
  • Increased energy efficiency and 
  • Lower environmental impact 

“Partnering with SDGBC on induction cooktop distribution provides an exciting new climate solution which helps supporters reduce their impact on the environment, strengthen community resilience, and support San Diego environmental organizations without a big investment of time or energy,” said Solana Center Executive Director Jessica Toth.

The team of professionals and volunteers working to make this program a reality have created a new opportunity to test the technology in the comfort of your home. 

Induction cooktops are providing heightened safety and consistency in the kitchen and reducing overall carbon emissions in the built environment. To see for yourself, reserve an induction cooktop and learn more about the program, please visit:

The San Diego Green Building Council thanks San Diego Community Power for Energy Innovation Grant funds to help expand the Electric Home Cooktop Program.

The San Diego Green Building Council, a 501c3 community benefit nonprofit dedicated to bringing together industry professionals and sustainability advocates specializing in architecture, construction, design, urban planning, policy, and more. Together, we champion sustainable building and community practices to advance the region's climate, water, waste, and energy objectives.

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) is a San Diego-based, environmental nonprofit that has provided waste diversion and environmental education in San Diego County for 40 years. Solana Center’s work centers on community education, direct resource conservation and waste reduction, and innovative environmental research and development. We catalyze individuals, businesses, and local jurisdictions to work together to change behaviors and make real, measurable impacts on our environmental problems. Learn more at

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