Training on the Web
PG&E sponsors free, quick, online videos on key topics such as how to benchmark with Portfolio Manager, SF ECB compliance and PG&E's data release process. pgebenchmarkinghelp.com/
US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program provides live webinars and recorded trainings on how to benchmark with Portfolio Manager. (Note: EPA videos and webinars are provided for a national audience. They do not cover local ordinances or how to turn on PG&E’s Web Services.)
If you would prefer to hire a consultant to complete your Benchmarking, you may do so. SF Environment does not recommend any individual benchmarking consultant or an energy auditor.
The following firms have submitted an Annual Energy Benchmark Summary or Confirmation of Energy Audit on behalf of clients in San Francisco, and are credentialed by the Investor Confidence Project as meeting the requirements to produce ICP Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects for their clients and investors. They have completed ICP Project Developer Training, and submitted credentials and references to the Investor Confidence Project for validation. According to the ICP, these firms have the credentials and experience to develop a quality energy efficiency project and meet Investor Confidence Project Protocols.
Additionally, the following consultants have submitted an Annual Energy Benchmark Summary or a Confirmation of Energy Audit on behalf of clients in San Francisco. This is not a recommendation, nor intended to imply anything about the quality of their work.
- 2rw Consultants
- Able Engineering
- Abraxas Energy Consulting
- Ambient Energy
- Association for Energy Affordability
- Bay Efficiency
- Boone Energy
- Building Benchmarking
- Burton Energy Group
- CodeGreen Solutions
- Ecology Action
- Energy Design Solutions
- Energy Resources Integration, LLC
- Goby LLC
- Guttman & Blaevoet
- Johnson Controls Inc.
- kW Engineering
- Leading Edge
- Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services
- Lisa Smith
- Marina Mechanical
- Newcomb Anderson McCormick
- Northgate Environmental Management
- Partner Energy
- Pegasus Energy Solutions
- Pundir Group
- Radish Energy
- SOL VISTA
- Tālō Management Group
- The Benchmark Analytic Report
Two designations recognized by the ordinance that directly correspond to the energy audit services required by the ordinance are: 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
- A professional engineering license (with experience in energy audits and services) is a qualification to provide energy audits, but an architectural license is not a professional qualification recognized under the ordinance. The EPA directory includes both.
- California's Department of Consumer Affairs maintains a database to confirm Professional Engineers are currently licensed.
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.
SF Environment is not making any recommendation, nor can we imply anything about the quality of their work. To the best of our knowledge, this is a full list of consultants who have submitted a benchmark to date, and some of them may also offer energy efficiency audit services.