Home Energy Ratings

Getting a home energy rating is like checking your credit history. You get two important pieces of information – a report and a score. The report describes how your home is using (and potentially wasting) energy and provides recommendations for upgrades. The score allows you to compare your home’s energy performance to other homes with ratings. The lower the score, the more energy efficient the home.
 


 

Why get a home energy rating?

  • Allows you to compare your home’s energy performance to other homes
  • Helps you plan energy upgrades for your home
  • Recognizes and verifies the value of the energy improvements you’ve already made
  • A good score confirms your home as energy efficient if you decide to sell

How do I get a home energy rating?

Contact a home energy rater – an independent advisor who is trained to assess home energy performance. The rater will spend a few hours measuring air leakage in your home’s shell and ducts, checking insulation, testing natural gas appliances for safety problems and collecting other data. He or she will enter this information into energy modeling software to generate your home energy rating.

I've got my rating. How do I start my upgrade?

Connect with a contractor. Send the contractor your rating report and ask for a bid on the energy upgrades you want to do. The contractor may need to do a walk-through of your home to create a proposal. The contractor may also request that your rater share the electronic data (the "BLD file") used to generate your rating.

Is there a home energy rating rebate available?

The California Center for Sustainable Energy is offering $400 rebates for ratings on single-family homes in SDG&E territory, while funds last. Only participating raters can access the rebates.

Who are the participating raters?

These home energy raters are certified by CalCERTS and the Building Performance Institute, fully insured and prequalified for access to rebates for home energy ratings. CCSE does not endorse any particular rater.

Home Energy Raters in SDG&E Territory

Company Contact Name Contact Information
1st Choice HERS Rating Eads, Roy 760-641-2447
eads.roy@gmail.com
http://1stChoiceHERSrating.com
Anchors Aweigh Energy Cheney, Bruce 619-251-3026
bruce@aae-hers.com
http://aae-hers.com
Classic Residential Inc. Beckman, Jason 619-818-5793
jason@royalresidentialinc.com
http://classicresidentialinc.com
Emerald Impact Riffenburgh, Scott 858-254-3888
scott@emeraldimpact.com
http://emeraldimpact.com
Energy Integrity Inc Rosen, Spencer 888-237-7930
jsr@energyintegrity.net
http://energyintegrity.net
Energy Integrity Inc Rosen, Spencer 888-237-7930
jsr@energyintegrity.net
http://www.energyintegrity.net/
Healthyhomes4U Inc Nugent, Jim 949-673-7400
jim@healthyhomes4u.com
http://healthyhomes4u.com
Inspection Perfection Johnson, Will 619-295-9455
will@sdinspection.com
http://sdinspection.com
Jones Energy Solutions Jones, Jay 760-295-2084
jonesenergysolutions@gmail.com
http://jonesenergyinfo.com
Residential Raters, LLC Pulis, Mark 8588699412
resraters@gmail.com
http://resraters.com
The Energuy Golden, Scott 877-600-0123
scott.golden@energuy.com
http://theenerguy.com
We Green Inc. Phillips, Shannon 310-439-8229
shannon@wegreeninc.com
http://wegreeninc.com
 

Locations

San Diego (Headquarters)

9325 Sky Park Court, #100 ∙ San Diego, CA 92123

Los Angeles

411 S. Hewitt Street ∙ Los Angeles, CA 90013

Oakland

55 Harrison Street, #300 ∙ Oakland, CA 94607

 

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