San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance (ECBO), applies to existing commercial buildings with 10,000 square feet or more of space that is heated or cooled. The Ordinance has two separate requirements: energy benchmarking and energy audits.
*Tierra stays current on issues related to the ECBO but we encourage you to explore more about the ordinance. You can find many details and useful links at the web portal maintained by the city's Department of Environment at this link.
The process begins by discussing with us what you need for your project. Call us at 925-954-7363 or click here to describe your ECBO project. We'll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your needs and discuss how we can help.
After understanding your project, we'll provide you with a cost estimate and contract that includes our terms and conditions. A copy of our standard contract for services is available for download at the link below under 'Downloads and Data'.
Once have an agreement on the scope of our services, we'll request documents and data so we can start out work. Your project manager may request documents via email or a secure data portal dedicated to your project (see instructions below**).
We'll arrange a site visit at a time that's convenient for you. The length of our visit, and any staff support we'll need from you while we're on site, will be discussed prior to our visit.
We'll do our energy analysis and review with the results with you. We'll discuss any necessary revisions and will then provide you with your final compliance documents.
After we're all done we'll electronically transmit your final ECBO compliance files to you. Tierra will submit these files to the city of San Francisco and keep you informed on the process.
Unless specified otherwise in your service contract, Tierra accepts credit and debit card payment through PayPal. PayPal currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Please note that you do not have to have a PayPal account, nor do you have to create one, to use this service. After you click 'Buy Now' above you'll be directed to the PayPal website where you simply enter the amount to be paid and hit 'Continue' button. The next screen will give you the option to Pay with Debit or Credit Card.
Thank you for working with Tierra!