BOMA San Francisco Members:
We've been reporting on the progress of BOMA member involvement regarding the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance when relevant. As such, we have received a number of inquiries regarding a list of qualified BOMA San Francisco Associate member firms that can benchmark a building and/or conduct an energy audit to meet the requirements of the new law. Here is the current list of member companies that can perform this service:
- Able Engineering
- Carbon Lighthouse
- Code Green
- Eco Cosm Inc.
- kW Engineering
- Retro Com
- SCI Energy
Regarding energy audits, the industry has not adopted a standard certification or qualification for energy audit services. As a result, a wide range of qualifications for an energy auditor is recognized in the Existing Commercial Buildings ordinance, and you can find a summary on the SF Environment website or the PDF Overview . Two designations recognized by the ordinance that directly correspond to the energy audit requirement: a licensed professional engineer (PE) or a certified ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). You may find a list of professionals with these qualifications via:
- ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Assessment Professionals
- EPA ENERGY STAR Directory of Licensed Design Professionals
- Note that a licensed professional engineer is qualified to provide energy audits, but an architectural license is not a qualification to provide energy audits under the ordinance. This directory includes both.
- PG&E provides a limited number of audits for their customers to support energy efficiency improvements (rather than for the purpose of compliance.) To learn more, contact your PG&E representative or PG&E’s Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743.