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Boulder Building Performance - Service Providers

Boulder Building Performance - Service Providers

Affected Building Owners: Find a Qualified Service Provider

The Boulder Building Performance Ordinance requires affected building owners to use qualified service providers to complete energy assessments and retrocommissioning on their buildings. 

List of Qualified Service Providers xlsx - The list of service providers that have met the minimum qualifications and completed the online training required to offer energy assessments and retrocommissioning for Building Performance Ordinance compliance. 

The list of qualified service providers is periodically updated with additional providers that have completed the required training. If your service provider is not on the list, please check back.

Note: Affected building owners can select any service provider to complete efforts other than energy assessments and retrocommissioning. These efforts may include:

  • Lighting upgrades; 
  • Rating and reporting and Portfolio Manager assistance; 
  • Efficiency measure upgrades to achieve an exemption pathway; 
  • ENERGY STAR certification; and
  • LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certification.

Selecting a Service Provider

When selecting a service provider, here are questions to ask and things to consider:

  • How many assessments/retrocommissioning studies have you completed on similar buildings?
  • How long have you been conducting energy assessments/retrocommissioning on similar buildings?
  • How recently have you conducted an energy assessment/retrocommissioning study?
  • Can you provide me with a sample report?
  • What types of efficiency measures do you typically recommend for a building like mine?
  • Are you familiar with rebates offered through the local utility and EnergySmart? Will you help me obtain these rebates?
  • Ask for references and follow up with them.
  • Check the Better Business Bureau for complaints.

For additional assistance with selecting a service provider, please see the Efficiency Requirements How-to Guide pdfFor information on incentive programs, rebates and financing, please see Resources.

Service Providers: Connect with Resources

Service providers looking to offer affected building owners energy assessment and/or retrocomissioning services to comply with the ordinance must be included on the City of Boulder's qualified list. ​Service providers looking to offer affected building owners ordinance-related services other than energy assessments and retrocommissioning are not required to be listed on the City of Boulder's qualified list. 

To be added to the qualified list, service providers must successfully complete and submit the required online training and meet minimum qualifications. Please see below for more information on the training and minimum qualifications. 

Service Provider Training

The purpose of this online training is to inform service providers of the specific requirements of the Building Performance Ordinance and what is expected of service providers who offer energy assessment and retrocommissioning services  to comply with the ordinance. 

  • This online training will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting.
  • Upon successful completion, your name and contact information will be added to the qualified list of service providers.
  • You must complete all questions and submit your qualifications to complete the training. Failure to complete the submission at the end may require you to take the training again. 
  • It is suggested you keep a separate tab with the program website www.BoulderBuildingPerformance.com open during the course of the training.

Complete the Service Provider Training

This training utilizes Adobe Flash. Make sure Adobe Flash is allowed to run in your web browser’s settings.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Administrator at [email protected] or 303-441-4227. 

Minimum Qualifications

Energy Assessors

Service providers must meet at least one of the following qualifications to be included in the List of Qualified Service Providers for energy assessments:

  1. A registered design professional (either a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect), with at least three years professional experience performing Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings;
  2. A contractor approved by the local utility to perform Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings as part of the utility’s Energy efficiency programs;
  3. A contractor approved by the city to perform Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings as part of the city’s Energy efficiency programs;
  4. A Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), with at least three years professional experience performing Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings;
  5. A Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certified by ASHRAE, with at least three years professional experience performing Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings; or
  6. Other credentials based on review and approval, including:
    • EMC Certification from NWEEI with at least three years professional experience performing Energy Assessments of equivalent scope on similar types of buildings

Retrocommissioning Professionals

Service providers must meet at least one of the following qualifications to be included in the List of Qualified Service Providers for retrocommissioning:

  1. Licensed Professional Engineer with three or more years of proven commissioning or Retrocommissioning experience with similar buildings; or
  2. Hold relevant certification(s) with Associated Air Balance Council, National Environmental Balancing Bureau, Association of Energy Engineers, Building Commissioning Association, University of Wisconsin or the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers as a commissioning authority with three or more years of proven commissioning or Retrocommissioning experience with similar buildings; or
  3. An individual or firm with five or more years of proven commissioning or Retrocommissioning experience with similar buildings; or
  4. Other credentials based on review and approval. 
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