Energy in Oregon

T​he energy audit firms below have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform energy audits for schools within the SB 1149 Schools Program. The list below is not intended as an endorsement. 
Energy Audit Requirements
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Energy Auditing and Audit Reports
​ODOE is committed to continual improvement of our processes. Minor changes have been made to the documents below to clarify reporting requirements and to improve the review process. SB 1149 Qualified Energy Audit Firms are required to use these updated documents:
Resources for Energy Audit Firms

School Districts

Befor​e signing a contract, a school district should ensure that the energy audit firm is qualified to perform the specific audit services that the district is requesting. If energy audits are performed by a non-qualified firm, neither the audit nor any associated audit measures will be eligible for reimbursement through the school district's SB 1149 public purpose charge funds.



Auditing Firms

Contracting agencies and qualified firms are responsible for carefully reading all terms and conditions in Requests for Qualifications in ORPIN , ODOE's Prequalified List Agreement for Energy Auditing Services, and the Ene​rgy Audit Requirements and Audit Report Template Requirements (above).  

​​If your firm is interested in becoming an ODOE-approved Energy Auditor, please create an account in the Oregon Procurement Information Network  (ORPIN). To view current ODOE opportunities, log in to ORPIN and click "Browse" on the left side of the page. On the next page, click through the list below to see all ODOE opportunities:
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Energy Auditors for Schools

​Firm​ Name
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Agreement Expiration ​Primary Contacts
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Qualified Auditors Qualified Modelers
Abacus Resource Management​ ​10/31/2019 ​​Greg Churchill​
503-956-2824
503-350-3424
​Mark Kinzer
Steve Rubbert
Rich Davis
Greg Churchill
Lauren Bromley
Tyler Kimble
Candice Norton
​N/A
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.​ (AESC) ​10/31/2019 ​Brian Lynch
503-442-0000
Antonio Corradini
Cliff Alberts
Justin Westmoreland
Keith Valenzuela
Cliff Alberts
Joseph Ling
Akane Karasawa
​Ameresco, Inc. ​10/31/2019 Joe O'Donnell
503-290-1288
​Lonn Inman
Jason Carver
Michael Pacella
​N/A
EMG Corporation 10/31/2020 Erik Piller
800-733-0660 x2704
John McLurg
Mary Venable
Deborah McCutchen
Bhaskar Ale
​N/A
​Energy and Resource Solutions, Inc. ​10/31/2020 ​Bryan Kilgore
503-345-9000
​Bryan Kilgore
Sameer Desai
​Levon Whyte
Dan Birleanu​
Global Energy Audits, LLC ​10/31/2020 ​Jim Fowler
206-954-3614
​Jim Fowler ​Dick Armstrong​
​Glumac, Inc. ​10/31/2019 Chris Lowen​
503-227-5280
Chris Lowen
Kevin Dow
Jason Dubose
Kirk Davis
James Thomas
Geoff Winslow
James Jen
Chris Lowen
Brian Goldsmith
Katherine Anderson ​
​Hodaie Engineering ​7/2/2018 ​Saifan Hodaie
503-808-9295
​Saifan Hodaie ​Saifan Hodaie
​Interface Engineering ​10/31/2019 Rob Matteson
503-382-2662
​Bo Xu ​Bo Xu
Jian Ho
Shem Heiple
Karl Friesen & Associates, LLC ​10/31/2019 Karl Friesen
503-686-1176
​Karl Friesen ​Karl Friesen
Jeff Sage-Lauck
McKinstry Essention, Inc. ​10/31/2019 Mike Johnson
503-278-3984
Mike Johnson
Mark Nieman
Heramb Amonkar
Mike Johnson
Mark Nieman
Nexant, Inc.
​10/31/2020 Lonny Peet
503-219-2444
​Christopher Cox
Jacob James
David Burchfield
​Christopher Cox
​R&W Engineering, Inc. ​10/31/2019 ​Mark Jones
503-726-3324
Mark Jones
Heather Harris
Heidi Speer
Kristen Trone
Kristin Trone
Mark Jones
Solarc Energy Group, LLC ​10/31/2020 Mike Hatten
541-349-0966​
Mike Hatten
John Alberte
Devon Guyett
Erika Willis ​
Mike Hatten
Devon Guyett
Erika Willis​
Eric Knowles
Summit Building Engineering PS 10/31/2020 Scott Nelson​
503-805-9113
Karl Strum
Scott Nelson​
Dennis Hunt
Dennis Hunt
Systems West Engineers, Inc. ​10/31/2019 Gregory Langdon
541-342-7210
Peter Reppe ​Steven Savich
Peter Reppe
 
Disclaimer: The energy auditing firms listed above have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform energy auditing services in schools. This list is not intended to endorse the qualifications of the firms listed to perform work other than the energy auditing services authorized in the RFQ, the Energy Audit Requirements, or Audit Report Template and Requirements. 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 the RFQ. Nothing in the solicitation process, RFQ, or any contemplated or final Prequalified List Agreement for Energy Auditing Services relieves any Contracting Agency from complying with all laws and regulations applicable to public procurement. ​​


Choosing an Energy Audit Firm

When choosing an energy audit firm, school districts should consider the firm's qualifications and how they match up with the district's current needs and future plans. You may need a whole building audit, or a targeted audit that looks at just one or two systems. 

The Oregon Department of Energy cannot advise you on which firm to select. We do have some advice for steps you can take to select the best match for your district:
  1. Confirm and follow and school district procurement rules and regulations regarding selecting and hiring an energy audit firm.
  2. Complete and send the Audit Information Form to ODOE to send out to all qualified auditing firms, or you can contact at least three energy audit firms directly to discuss availability and needs.
  3. Schedule site visits for energy audit firms so the firm is able to provide a bid estimate and discuss their services with you.
  4. ​Review all bid estimates and select the bid that meets your school district's needs.
All proposals are on file at ODOE. Contact our Schools Team​ for more information. 


Hiring an Energy Audit Firm

After choosing the firm that best fits your school district's needs, you will complete a Scope of Work Approval Form​ with your energy auditing firm. 

The Scope of Work Approval Form will be submitted to ODOE for review and approval, prior to executing a contract. Once the form has been approved by ODOE, the district and auditing firm may complete a contract that specifies the approved scope for the energy audit(s) and specifies that all SB 1149 Schools Program energy audit requirements will be met.
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