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- Integrated Design Facilitation
- Green Building Expertise
- HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Ratings
- Energy Upgrade California, Advanced Package Certified Contractor
- LEED Certification
- Solar Power and Hot-water installation and rebate documentation
- Preliminary Budgets
- Detailed Estimates
- Design Assist
- Contractor Oversight
- Historic Renovations
- New Construction
- Light Commercial
- Pre-fabricated structures
In addition to extensive collaboration, integrated design involves a "whole building design" approach. A building is viewed as an interdependent system, as opposed to an accumulation of its separate components (site, structure, systems and use). The goal of looking at all the systems together to is make sure they work in harmony rather than against each other.
Find out more at www.energy.ca.gov/HERS/index.html
The Advanced Upgrade Package is an energy efficiency solution customized for your home and and your needs that may include such items as energy-efficient windows, wall insulation, duct replacement, heating and cooling systems, and high efficiency water heating systems. The Advanced Upgrade Package optimizes the energy savings you can achieve and rewards you accordingly—the more energy you save, the higher your incentive.
First, we do a home energy assessment to find out how much energy your house currently uses, determine specific ways to save more, and estimate your incentive amount. A home energy assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your home’s energy use and is required to determine your incentive amount: the more energy you save, the higher your incentive. Using infrared cameras, blower door testing and other tools, it can tell just how much energy is wasted in your current house.
Then we will plan your upgrade based on the results of your energy assessment. Your upgrade may include a wide range of energy efficient elements such as upgraded insulation, new furnace/AC or new windows. Then we will apply on your behalf for your utility incentive, which may be up to $4,000. You can apply for additional rebates and incentives where available.
Find out more at www.energyupgradeca.org