Does the City have a list of consulting firms who can provide cost effectiveness reports?

The list of consultants below is provided as a courtesy only. The City does not endorse or require the use of any of the listed consultants, nor is the list intended to exclude the selection and use of any other consultants. The City shall have no liability or responsibility for the work performed by any of the consulting firms listed.


FirmAddressAdditional information
DNV GL Energy751 East Brokaw Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Website
EnergySoft1025 5th St, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945
Website
415-897-6400, ext. 304
Frontier Energy1000 Broadway, Suite 410
Oakland, CA 94607
Website
510-444-8707
TRC Consultants436 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Website
510-473-8421


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1. Where can I find the cost effectiveness study?
2. Does the City have a list of consulting firms who can provide cost effectiveness reports?
3. Is the cost effectiveness study based on investor-owned utility rates or Peninsula Clean Energy rates?
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6. What are the baseline solar panel sizing requirements for low-rise residential buildings as per 2019 Title 24 code?
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8. Can the central heat pump water heater distribute adequate water supply temperature to multiple units simultaneously?
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