BUILDING EMISSIONS SAVING
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.
BUILDING EMISSIONS SAVING ORDINANCE (BESO)
CHECK BUILDING STATUS
Look up the building address on the BESO property status list.
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
Complete the application form. Any questions please call us.
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
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.
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.
*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.