Commercial Services

CESC specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses meet their energy saving and climate protection goals. We partner with local governments, utilities, and business associations to provide our programs and services to businesses throughout Northern California. Since 1999, CESC has audited over 5,000 businesses and helped nearly 3,000 of those businesses improve their operations and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Here is a list of each of our programs with a short description.

We perform BESO audits. As of December 1, 2015, all new sales transactions of medium and small buildings, including homes, must comply with BESO (Building Energy Saving Ordinance). Previous completion of requirements under RECO/CECO will not fulfill BESO requirements.

Our SmartLights Program is specially designed to help small businesses become more energy efficient. This program offers free start-to-finish technical assistance and instant rebates to help defray the cost of upgrading and/or repairing existing equipment.

A partnership between CESC and the Alameda Green Business Program, Green West Oakland is here to help West Oakland businesses become Certified Green.

In our SmartSolar Commercial Program, we advise you on your property’s solar potential, provide educational materials and tools, and assist you with your project from proposal to installation.

In a new pilot program Your Energy Manager, eligible businesses receive consultation services for improving operations and management with assistance in project implementation and access to incentives.  The goal is to improve efficiency and sustainability for enrolled businesses.