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BESO

Advanced Lower Home Energy
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800-568-4733 530-304-3082

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MON - FRI 8:00 - 5:00

BUILDING EMISSIONS SAVING
ORDINANCE (BESO)

City of Berkeley ONLY*

BESO requires homeowners and building owners to complete and publicize an energy assessment to uncover greenhouse gas emissions and energy saving opportunities. Advanced Lower Home Energy has been very busy in the city of Berkeley to complete BESO reports for realtors and homeowners. We understand that as a new homeowner or a realtor that you may be very busy. Therefore allow our team to take this responsibility to complete this process.  

Advanced Lower Home Energy
Advanced Lower Home Energy
BESO Report

BUILDING EMISSIONS SAVING ORDINANCE (BESO)

CHECK BUILDING STATUS

#1

STEP

CHECK BUILDING STATUS

Look up the building address on the BESO property status list.

CHOOSE COMPLIANCE OPTIONS

STEP

#2

CHOOSE COMPLIANCE OPTIONS

Submit Energy Assessment or Apply for Deferral (Time of Sale Deferral, Deferral for New or Planned Construction or Apply for Exemption).

COMPLETE BESO APPLICATION FORM

STEP

#3

COMPLETE BESO APPLICATION FORM

Complete the application form. Any questions please call us.

SUBMIT COMPLETED BESO APPLICATION

STEP

#4

SUBMIT COMPLETED BESO APPLICATION

Once site visit and all submittal material has been completed the assessor will create a model that will generate a score and wait for approval.When it is approved we will upload into the BESO portal. You then will be able to complete your application and close out the project. 

DISCLOSE BUILDING STATUS TO PROSPECTIVE BUYERS

#5

STEP

STEP

DISCLOSE BUILDING STATUS TO PROSPECTIVE BUYERS

Advanced Lower Home Energy will provide you with a copy of the BESO report. You can also obtain a copy from the City's website. 

BESO REQUIREMENTS:

Energy Efficiency Assessment

Before a building can be listed for sale a homeowner or realtor will need to hire a qualified assessor to complete an assessment including a report of the home. Potential buyers will have access to this report to review the energy score on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most efficient home. This city ordinance must be completed before listing the home for sale. Please review the following BESO steps. 

BESO Application

CLICK HERE to view the BESO application

CLICK HERE to complete the application online 

IMPORTANT BESO DOCUMENTS:

BESO Application for Compliance

BESO Property Status List

Registered Energy Assessor List

BESO Application

THE PROCESS

*Services ONLY valid for City of Berkeley

When your scheduled Assessor arrives and has completed the onsite assessment he will have two methods of payment. If paying by check please make checks payable to Advanced Lower Home Energy.

If paying by credit card there will be an additional fee of $10 applied.

 

BESO Inspection Pricing Guide:

0-2999 sqft home $375

3000+ sqft home $475

*Pricing does not include application fee for the BESO program.
 

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800-568-4733 530-304-3082

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MON - FRI 8:00 - 5:00

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