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Qualified C​ommissioning Firms

The commissioning firms in the following list have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform commissioning services for schools within the SB 1149 Schools Program. The SB 1149 Schools Program requires some measures completed with SB 1149 funds to be commissioned by a qualified commissioning firm. See SB 1149 Schools Program Guidelines for the required measures.
Contracting agencies and qualified firms are responsible for carefully reading all the terms and conditions contained in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and the Prequalified List Agreement for Commissioning Services.
Please visit ORPIN for any open RFQs at: http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome​.
The following commissioning firms have been qualified through an RFQ. To request a copy of RFQ with commissioning requirements, please email the ODOE Schools Team staff at sb1149.sch@odoe.state.or.us or call us at 503-378-4040.


Qualified Commissioning Firms for Schools and Other Public Buildings

Agreement Expiration


Joe O'Donnell, (503) 290-1288


Energy Performance Engineering, LLC (EPE)
James Jen, (503) 537-0270



Engineering Economics, Inc.

Jeffrey D. Nichols, (503) 545-8096

Environmental & Engineering Services, Inc. (EESI)

Fred Shaub, (541) 754-1062
HDR Architecture, Inc.

Matt Beckingham,  (253) 209-9406

Heery International, Inc.
Richard Young, (503) 431-6180


Interface Engineering, Inc.

Andy Frichtl, (503) 382-2667



Northwest Engineering Service, Inc.

John Herboth, 503-639-7525
Jewel Bergeron, 503-639-7525
Solarc Engineering & Energy + Architectural Consulting, Inc.

Mike Hatten, (541) 349-0966





​Summit Building Engineering

Scott Nelson, (503) 805-9113



Welsh Commissioning Group

Joan Welsh,  (253) 856-3322


Choosing a Commissioning Firm

Choosing the right energy audit firm can be difficult. Not only must the school district consider the firm's qualifications, but your school district must match its identified needs and future plans to the abilities of the energy commissioning firm.
The school district's needs can range from a whole building audit that would look at all energy using systems, to a targeted energy audit that is only looking at one or two specific systems.
The Oregon Department of Energy cannot advise you on which firm to select. To help you select the firm that best matches your needs and plans, we suggest the following steps:
  1. Confirm and follow any school district procurement rules and regulations regarding selecting and hiring an energy audit firm
  2. Contact at least three commissioning firms to discuss the scope of commissioning and their availability
  3. Provide any details on project or scope of the required commissioning so the firm is able to provide a bid estimate
  4. Review all bid estimates and select a bid that meets the school district’s needs


School districts will gain the most benefit by contracting a commissioning firm early enough in their project development cycle so that the commissioning process can begin during the design phase of the energy project.

​All proposals are on file at the Oregon Department of Energy. If you wish to read them, an authorized school district agent can contact Christie Sphoon at 503-373-7430 or at christie.l.sphoon@state.or.us.

Hiring a Commissioning Firm

After choosing the commissioning firm that best fits the school district's needs and price range, the school district and energy commissioning firm will complete the Scope_of_Work_Approval_Form

The Scope of Work Approval Form will need to be submitted to ODOE, to review and approve, prior to executing a contract. Once the Scope of Work Approval Form has been approved by ODOE, the school district and commissioning firm may complete a contract that specifies the approved scope for the commissioning services and specifies that all SB 1149 Schools Program commissioning requirements will be met.

Send to: 
Oregon Department of Energy
Attention: Schools Team
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3737
Fax: 503-373-7806



The energy commissioning firms listed above have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform commissioning services in schools. This list is not intended to endorse the qualifications of the firms listed to perform work other than the energy project commissioning services authorized in the RFQ and its attachments.
School districts and authorized state agencies are not permitted to use this list of contractors to contract for project management, construction management, design, installation, or any other services that do not match the description of services outlined in this RFQ.
Nothing in this solicitation process, Request for Qualifications, or any contemplated or final Prequalified List Agreement for Commissioning Services or Scope of Work Approval Form relieves any Contracting Agency from complying with all laws and regulations applicable to public procurement.


If you have any questions, please see our list of FAQs about Schools and SB 1149, email the ODOE Schools Team staff member at sb1149.sch@odoe.state.or.us, or call us at 503-378-4040.