Energy Efficiency is Our Passion

At Advanced Home Energy, our mission is to assist homeowners by offering a wide range of home energy efficiency solutions. Our goal is to partner with those who are interested in going green. We strive to achieve real comfort and energy savings in every home we work on. We believe efficiency is green. We are proud to be investing in our communities and building a more sustainable future one home at a time.

A Brief History of Advanced Home Energy

2006 – Advanced Home Energy founded by Dvir Brakha and Ori Skloot. Their goal was to provide professional quality energy efficiency contracting services to Bay Area homeowners. Dvir and Ori found that most homes have inefficient energy systems. Homeowners were not as comfortable as they could be while paying higher utility bills. Additionally there was a lack of local contractors specializing in energy efficiency. Advanced Home Energy was founded to fill the gap in professional home performance contractors.

2007 – Solar services added.

2008 – Moved to expanded location on Central Ave, in Richmond, CA.

2010 – SF Gate readers voted Advanced Home Energy the Best Green Building Company in the Bay Area.

2010 – Advanced Home Energy was one of a few contractors selected to participate in a fledgling pilot program known as Energy Upgrade California.

2011 – Advanced Home Energy acquires the installation division of San Francisco-based home performance contractor Recurve, Inc.

2013 – Moved to new, expanded location on 50th St in Richmond, CA.

2013 – Awarded Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) Status for outstanding positive environmental and community impact.

About Our Co-Founders

Ori Skloot co-founded the Rising Sun Energy Center in 2000 before co-founding Advanced Home Energy. He is also currently serving as President of the Board of the Efficiency First California (formerly the CBPCA).

After college Dvir Brakha moved to Texas to work in the petroleum industry. He quickly became disillusioned as he learned more about the environmental and social impacts of our society’s energy consumption. He moved to California and trained with the California Building Performance Contractors Association (now Efficiency First California) before going on to found Advanced Home Energy.

What Services Do We Provide?

What does specializing in home energy efficiency mean? In short we do anything and everything that lowers your utility bills. We view your house as a system of interdependent parts, each one affecting the other’s performance. These include insulation installation, full HVAC installation, maintenance and repair, installing high-efficiency windows, solar options and more. Making a home energy, efficient contributes to a home that’s more comfortable and healthy for the occupants.

Many San Francisco Bay Area homeowners are taking advantage of rebates and other incentives to invest in green home building designs. If you want to upgrade your home’s performance and take advantage of cost effective efficiency measures, Advanced Home Energy can help.


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