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Energy Auditors

Energy audits are the first step toward discovering ways to implement energy savings, cut energy bills and increase building performance. Energy audits often identify low- and no-cost energy savings and help reduce waste, increase comfort, mitigate health hazards and lower monthly operating costs.

Throughout the audit process, the energy auditor works closely with building owners, staff and other key participants to ensure accuracy of data collection and appropriateness of energy efficiency recommendations. An audit typically begins with a review of historical and current utility consumption data and benchmarking your building’s energy use against similar buildings.

An energy efficiency whole-building walkthrough audit for SOMAH aligns with an ASHRAE Level 1 Audit and identifies areas of energy waste and inefficiency. These audits typically involve interviews with select facility staff, a review of utility bills or other operating data and a walkthrough of the common areas and a sampling of apartments. Once data is collected, it is compiled into an energy audit report that outlines no- and low-cost energy saving opportunities as well as potential capital improvements.

Requirements Checklist

The SOMAH program maintains a contact list of energy audit providers who are certified to perform an energy efficiency walkthrough audit that complies with the SOMAH energy efficiency requirement. The providers included in this database meet one or more of the following certifications:

  • BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA)
  • California HERS Whole House Rater
  • RESNET Rater
  • GreenPoint Rater, Existing Home Multifamily
  • AEE Certified Energy Manager
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating andAir-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) (BCxP, BEAP, BEMP or HBDP)
  • Professional Engineer

Somah energy auditors database

Partner Energy

Molly Coon
(310) 220-6274
AEE Certified Energy Manager, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA), California HERS Whole House Rater, Existing Home Multifamily, GreenPoint Rater, Professional Engineer
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Liberty Utilities, PacifiCorp

Bright Power

Andrew McNamara
(415) 914-7171
AEE Certified Energy Manager, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA), California HERS Whole House Rater, Professional Engineer
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Liberty Utilities, PacifiCorp

kW Engineering

Graham Lierley
(510) 834-6420
Professional Engineer
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Liberty Utilities, PacifiCorp

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