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Gilleran Energy Management provides residential energy efficiency consulting for affordable housing, homeowners, and commercial clients in Santa Rosa. Our team provides guidance on effective upgrades that maximize comfort, reduce operating costs, and minimize environmental impact. We understand it can be difficult to know where to begin making changes or how to fulfill industry or government standards. GEM home energy efficiency services will provide the best strategy to fit your needs with a focus on identifying available funding and incentive programs.

Our residential energy efficiency consulting includes expertise on:

  • Solar-PV System Sizing 
  • Incentive Program Evaluation: California Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program for new construction of all-electric affordable housing 
  • ENERGY STAR Certification 
  • Energy Audits and Modeling 
  • Building Energy Modeling and Title 24 Compliance Analysis
  • Building Performance Testing: BPI, Title-24, CALGreen, HERS 
  • Incentive Program Evaluation: California Energy-Smart Homes Program for new residential construction and alterations that provides incentives for adopting advanced energy measures and transitioning to all-electric building design
  • Performance Testing 
  • Single and Multifamily HERS II & BPI-based 
  • Residential Auditing
  • Energy Conservation
  • Zero Net Energy
  • Cost-Benefit/Return on Investment Forecasting

GEM energy efficiency consultants stay current on the latest regulations and standards to ensure your project meets all requirements. We work closely with design and construction teams to provide solutions that don’t compromise the home’s key aesthetic aspects. If your project is pursuing low-income tax credit funding, we’ll help you leverage energy-efficient and green features that will allow you to secure funds within your project timeline.

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GEM provides a roadmap for design and construction professionals to plan for an integrated design processes to achieve high energy performance goals. We first collaborate with a projects design team to help identify economically feasible green solutions. At this phase, it is important that all changes made by one team member are communicated to others to ensure any issues are addressed before construction begins.

As a project transitions to the construction-phase, a third-party analyst will streamline ongoing communication between the design and construction team. As the core team changes, ceding precedence to the construction team, we provide streamlined communication support between the teams to ensure value engineering does not diminish planned green features. Our process-oriented approach invites teamwork and transparency to smoothly execute energy performance goals within scheduling and budgetary constraints.

At GEM, we believe every project is unique. We offer a wide range of customizable green building certification consulting serves to fit your project needs, including LEED certification consulting services, Zero Net Energy and various other green building programs.

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GEM works with design and construction teams to ensure that your home’s energy systems meet California’s building energy code requirements, as well as energy performance goals. Given the advances in materials and energy systems technology it is possible to cost-effectively make your home energy efficient.

We sweat the small stuff. This enables design and construction professionals to focus their know-how on the creative process of designing and building greener, healthier and more sustainable living environments. Once contracted, one of our analysts will identify, quantify and maximize your home’s green building and energy efficiency features. If your goal is to achieve greater levels of performance, we also offer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes (U.S. Green Building Council – LEED for Homes), BuiltItGreen – GreenPoint Rated and Zero Net Energy programs.

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Located in the heart of wine country, GEM offers consulting services to help wineries and vineyards efficiently manage their water and energy efficiency needs. Our services are customized to help design and construction teams navigate the planning and building delivery processes to reduce resource demands, and verify that both local and state building energy standards are met.

Almost half of the electricity consumed by wineries is used for refrigeration at various stages of the winemaking processes. We have successfully collaborated with an extensive number of wineries and vineyards to style solutions to reduce energy and project costs. Through the grapevine, design and construction professionals have counted on GEM’s winery and vineyard services for LEED certification consultation, greenhouse gas emissions analysis, as well as a wide assortment of other green solutions.

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We encourage design and construction teams to dream big. It is our mission to make sure your plan is executed efficiently throughout the planning and construction delivery processes. Once contracted, one of our dedicated analysts will manage a project by using their expertise to enhance the know-how of owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors. Using an integrated design process allows a project team to explore and implement green solutions effectively while staying within budgetary and scheduling constraints. Our comprehensive approach helps identify, quantify and implement energy and water saving solutions to meet energy performance goals.

California has long acknowledged climate change as an existential threat to mankind. The state is addressing this danger through a multifaceted approach to reducing carbon emissions. By 2030, the state will require that all new and 50% of existing commercial construction be Zero Net Energy (ZNE). Hiring a consultant early will ensure that green features are integrated and implemented to minimize costly redesigns and our team will assist in meeting energy performance goals. We also offer a variety of other green building and energy efficiency programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients, including LEED certification consultation, and solar energy analysis.

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The need for affordable housing in our communities is undeniable. At GEM, we recognize the positive impact healthy and energy efficient communities can have on its residents. Our process-oriented energy and green building program development closely collaborates with the design team to identify, quantify and implement cost-effective energy performance features in new and rehabilitation projects.

Affordable housing projects use multiple public and private sources to fund design and construction. We know how to leverage green features and high-performance energy features needed to secure funds. Bringing the latest knowledge to the field facilitates smooth construction delivery processes. We can also assist the design team to meet the intent of national and local certification programs including LEED for Homes and GreenPoint Rated.

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Providing services tailored to your needs, our experts provide green building and energy performance consultation services to primary, secondary and higher educational facilities. We navigate through California’s rigorous building energy standards to provide fiscally responsible solutions from the outset of project planning delivery processes. Our collaborative efforts with design and construction team members minimizes time loss to meet energy performance goals, and allows team members to focus on the job of converting their ideas into feasible projects. By jointly collaborating with architecture, engineering and all other stakeholders we advise project teams on green solutions that maximize a client’s energy performance goals.

Various state and federal programs have been created to provide incentives to reduce energy consumption and create healthier studying environments – for all. Whatever your project goals, our track record has successfully led support for energy consultation services for green building and energy performance goals, as well as a number of high performance incentive grants including the Energy Partnership Program, Bright Schools Program, California Clean Energy Jobs Act, to name a few.

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Latest Updates

NEW Energy Code Effective January 01, 2023!

July 14, 2022

The 2022 Energy Code now classifies the following as single-family residential buildings: single-family dwellings, duplexes, townhomes of any size, and accessory dwelling units. Low-rise and high-rise multifamily buildings have also been reorganized into one building type and multifamily building requirements have been moved to their own subchapters.

What’s Changed with the 2022 Energy Code?