Energy in Oregon

The commissioning firms below have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform commissioning services for schools within the SB 1149 Schools Program. The list below is not intended as an endorsement. 
The SB 1149 Schools Program requires some SB 1149-funded energy measures to be completed by qualified commissioning firms. See the SB 1149 Program Guidelines for more information.

Commissioning Requirements & Resources

Commissioning Requirements and Reports

School Districts

Befor​e signing a contract, a school district should ensure that the commissioning firm is qualified to perform the specific commissioning services that the district is requesting. If commissioning is performed by a non-qualified firm, the commissioning will not be eligible for reimbursement through the school district's SB 1149 public purpose charge funds.

Commissioning 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 Commissioning Services, and Commissioning Requirements and Report Requirements. Additional guidelines and documents​ are available for interested commissioning firms. 

​​If your firm is interested in becoming an ODOE-approved Commissioning Firm, 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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Commissioning Firms for Schools
Firm Name
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Qualified Staff
Ameresco ​10/31/2019​ Joe O'Donnell​
​Kirk Carl
Jason Hite
​Elevate Building Commissioning, LLC ​10/31/2019 ​Caleb Aring​
​Caleb Aring
Nathan Aring
Engineering Economics, Inc. ​12/31/2019 Dwight Gray​
​Brendon Mattis
Environmental & Engineering Services, Inc. (EESI) 10/31/2019 ​Fred Shaub
​Fred Shaub
Mike Lovejoy
Steve Barney
Alan Wright
Glumac Inc.​ ​10/31/2019 Rem Wilson
Jeremy Braithwaite
​Kevin Dow
Jeremy Braithwaite
Christine McKinley
​HDR Architecture, Inc. ​12/14/2018 ​Matt Beckingham
​David Moore
Kenny Reed
Heery International, Inc. 10/31/2019
Richard Young
​Richard Young
Jim Warner
Neil Ross
Bob Bowyer
Janelle Kolisch
Troy Kunas
​Inte​rface Engineering ​10/31/2019 Andy Frichtl
​Andrew Frichtl
Douglas Cansdale
Nick Marycan
McKinstry Essention, LLC​  10/31/2019​ Colin Podelnyk
Geremy Wolff
​Wayne Morris
Geremy Wolff
​Northwest Engineering Service, Inc. ​6/16/2021 John Herboth
Jewel Bergeron
​John M. Herboth
Jon McLaren
David Cunningham
Vince Sage
Jerry C. Burstedt
RWDI ​​10/31/2019 Mitch Chvilicek​
​​Mitch Chvilicek
Mark Effinger
Peter Ekstrom
Solarc Energy Group, LLC 
​10/31/2019 Mike​ Hatten​
​John Alberte
Summit Building Engineering ​10/31/2019 Scott Nelson
​Scott Nelson
Karl Strum
​Welsh Commissioning Group ​10/31/2019 ​Joan Welsh​
​Bryan Welsh
Tim O'Neill
Byron Holmstead
Shane Doig
Jeff Small
Disclaimer: The 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 services authorized in the RFQ or the Commissioning and Report 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 Commissioning Services relieves any Contracting Agency from complying with all laws and regulations applicable to public procurement.

Choosing a Commissioning Firm
When choosing a commissioning firm, school districts should consider the firm's qualifications and how they match up with the district's current needs and future plans.  

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 a commissioning firm.
  2. Consider contacting at least three firms directly to discuss availability and needs.
  3. Schedule site visits for commissioning 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 or to review the proposals.

Hiring a Commissioning Firm

After choosing the firm that best fits your school district's needs, you will complete a Scope of Work Approval Form with your commissioning 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 commissioning firm may complete a contract that specifies the approved scope for services and specifies that all SB 1149 Schools Program energy audit requirements will be met.