Berkeley BESO Assessments

Advanced Home Energy offers Berkeley’s Building Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO) Assessments to home sellers, home buyers, and realtors. For over a decade, we have been the go-to contractor for realtors needing to pass Berkeley’s efficiency requirements. We’ve also done 1000s of energy audits in the Bay Area, giving us the experience to do it right and in a timely manner.

Contact the home energy experts to schedule your BESO Assessment: (510) 540-4860


What is Berkeley’s BESO?

BESO requires an energy efficiency audit when a home is sold. Berkeley’s new energy efficiency law replaces the old Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) requirement.  The main difference is that BESO only requires an audit and report. It does not require that the report recommendations be implemented. Like RECO, to be in compliance, a BESO Assessment must be completed prior to sale. As an alternative, a homebuyer can choose to take one year after the sale to complete the assessment.

BESO Assessment Parts

There are several sections to a compliant assessment. Together, each part gives an overall picture of energy use of a home and outlines ways to improve it.

  • Home Energy Score (or other qualifying energy audit)
  • Water Saving Fixture Check
  • Safety Checklist
  • Solar Assessment (optional)

Contact us at (510) 540-4860 to find out more details.


Why Use Us For Your BESO?

  • Our process is efficient and timely.
  • We’re a one-stop shop – we make it easy for you.
  • We can offer rush services for a quick close of escrow dates.
  • Optional full energy audit is Energy Upgrade California ready.

Contact us at (510) 540-4860 to schedule your BESO Assessment.

Our Process is Efficient & Timely

After being in the energy efficiency business for almost a decade, we’ve learned a thing or two.  (If you’re curious about Advanced Home Energy’s history, find out more here.) From RECO to rebates, we have experience dealing with efficiency regulations and laws. Over the years, our process has been refined to make it quick and produce results.

Call us at (510) 540-4860, to get your BESO Assessment fast.

We are a One-Stop Shop

Selling a home takes a lot of work. If you choose us, agents and homeowners don’t have to do anything more than schedule an assessment. We do all the paperwork and filing. (If you choose, we will also do the upgrades.) And we’ll do it fast. The home can even be lived in or staged, it doesn’t matter.  We can work around you and won’t get in your way.

Let us do all the work, call (510) 540-4860.

Rush Service Available for that Quick Sale

Got a hot home for sale? Need a quick turn around? We realize that sometimes you may need an assessment fast and don’t want to hold up a sale. If you need a quick BESO Assessment, we offer rush services for an additional fee.

Contact us at (510) 540-4860 about a rush assessment.

Make Your BESO Assessment Energy Upgrade California Ready

Berkeley’s goal with the ordinance is to incentivize energy efficiency upgrades. As an alternative to a Home Energy Score, our full energy audit, plus the extra BESO measures, will get the home ready for Energy Upgrade California (EUC). There are $6,500+ available in rebates through the Advanced Home Upgrade path. Often the rebate can help pay for over a third of your upgrades. Don’t miss out on those savings.

If the home you’re selling needs insulation or heating and cooling upgrades, it’s the smart way to go. If you know you want to do major upgrades on your new home, there’s no better option. Our assessment report will give detailed estimates for each energy upgrade recommended. Over the years, we’ve gotten homeowners over $5 million in energy rebates. We can get you, or the new homebuyer, a big rebate too.

Get eligible for EUC rebates, call (510) 540-4860.


Limited Time $200 Assessment Rebate

For a limited time, Berkeley is offering a $200 rebate for Home Energy Score assessments. As part of the incentive, the city will also waive the filing fee. But funding is extremely limited and will not last long. You need to do it anyway if you’re selling a home, why not do it now.

Call (510) 540-4860 to get your rebate before it’s gone.


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