About the Contractor and Rater Directories
This program is making available information about contractors and raters who may be able to assist customers with their energy upgrade projects. The contractors and raters listed in this website may not include all licensed contractors in a given area. The contractors and raters listed are independent business owners who have agreed to participate in Energy Upgrade California Program, and who have supplied information about their business, services and qualifications. Contractors and raters do not pay to be listed and do not purchase leads from the website.
In order to qualify for rebates and incentives, a homeowner must work with a participating contractor or rater. Contractors and raters must meet program requirements. Contractors also attend a training workshop hosted by their local utility in order to qualify for a rebate.
Contractor Basic Qualifications
- Appropriate California State License Board license
- Bonding and in good standing
- Workers' Compensation and General Liability insurance
- Employ at least one staff with Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst certification
- Commitment to test each home for combustion appliance safety at the start and end of each job
Independent Whole-House Home Energy Rater Basic Qualifications
A Whole-House Home Energy Rater has been certified by an Energy Commission approved Provider, pursuant to Phase II of the Home Energy Rating System regulations (2008). Currently the only Energy Commission approved Provider is CalCERTS. For more information on the qualifications, training, and exams necessary to become a Whole-House Home Energy Rater, please visit either the CalCERTS or the Energy Commission website. Additional Providers may be approved by the Energy Commission.
Neither this program, the participating utilities nor any other public or private party associated with the Energy Upgrade California program, including but not limited to the State of California or the California Energy Commission, The California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, or San Diego Gas & Electric Company is: (a) endorsing, recommending or referring any specific contractor or rater, (b) making any representation or warranty regarding the qualifications, licensing, products, or workmanship of any contractor or rater, (c) making any warranty regarding the contractor's or rater's work or products purchased from contractors or raters provided, or (d) accepting any liability that may be alleged to arise from the work of any listed contractor or rater on a customer project or from any reliance on any claims, statements or other descriptions regarding a contractor's or rater's certifications, licenses, qualifications or products. Such claims, statements and other descriptions are made solely by the contractor or rater.
Before hiring any contractor, customers are urged to visit the Contractors State License Board (CLSB) website at http://www.cslb.ca.gov for information on what you should do to protect yourself when hiring a contractor. The CSLB protects consumers by licensing and regulating the construction industry, and offers educational information about selecting a contractor, such as verifying that the contractor is properly licensed, obtaining several bids for any planned work, and executing a contract in writing that specifies the work to be performed, service or products to be provided, and an itemized schedule of costs.