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Services for Contractors

Are you a contractor? Let us help you with your certication, training, and other needs. Call (805) 781-5625, email, or subscribe to our mailing list to find out more. Due to the number of programs and regulatory conditions in San Luis Obispo County, it is important for contractors to understand different credentials necessary to satisfy each of them. Below is a list of the most prominent programs and the certifications and training necessary to abide by them.

Prominent Programs and Certifications

Energy Upgrade California: Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification is required for Energy Upgrade California whole home energy upgrade, as well as for San Luis Obispo County’s new Green Building Ordinance. The Efficiency First California (formerly California Building Performance Contractors Association) provides information on BPI certification, as well as Energy Upgrade California contractor registration.

Green Building Ordinance: The CalCERTS (HERS) rater system is the sole provider for certification for independent Whole House Raters using Energy Upgrade California’s standards. It is also designated for projects of a certain size in the SLO County Green Building Ordinance.

Other Certifications: Go Solar California offers certification for contractors interested in solar projects. GreenPoint Rated professionals can verify that a home is built according to green standards. HERS raters can add additional value to their qualifications by becoming GreenPoint Rated.

Additional Training: Keep your skills up to date by attending local training sessions, offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company.

Auditing Tool Lending Library: Cuesta College has an assortment of tools for contractors, energy professionals, and homeowners to audit and retrofit homes throughout San Luis Obispo County.