AES is a full service company that meets all residential and commercial Title 24 energy analysis needs. We have over 30 years of experience with small additions up to large skyscrapers. We do full Mechanical and Lighting Title 24 energy analysis for both mechanical and electrical engineers saving their company and client money by using a company that is well versed with the newest energy codes. We have the experience, Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)state certification and state of the art compliance tools needed to find the most cost effective methods tailored to meet your specific needs and design preferences. Using the latest technology, AES provides cost cutting, time saving digital solutions via the internet. Our Staff is trained to solve your Title 24 needs quickly and efficiently.
Our CHEERS/CalCerts state certified H.E.R.S. raters are professionals who work closely with builders throughout California every day. They’ve been well trained and are knowledgeable. They know what it takes to build a house or commercial building that will meet all of California’s high standards for energy efficiency. When an AES H.E.R.S. rater certifies your insulation installation or your H.V.A.C. system you’ll know the inspection and verification process has been thorough and the evaluation is precise. Something you can count on it!
What sets us apart?
AES uses the latest technology, allowing the only true digital solution to Title 24 compliance. Architects, designers, homeowners can send and receive work completely via the internet. We have 30 years in the business. Three of our staff have degrees in architecture. We have been going out in the field for more than 15 years along with having actual construction field experience. Our staff is out in the field almost weekly providing construction field verification for our LEED projects or doing HERS insulation verification or HVAC system testing. We understand all aspects of the job to understand that you do not just click HERS Title 24 field inspection credits because some just do not work. Our staff understands all aspects of the job at hand even all the way through the CalCerts or CHEERS register helping subcontractors fill out their insulation and HVAC forms on the registrys.
While we are not cheap you may save your client thousands of dollars per our detailed Title 24 options that we provide versus trying to save a few hundred dollars on a cheap fixed fee Title 24 from another. The Los Angeles Building Department is finally cracking down on the wild west LA rogue contractors who have chosen not to follow the energy code. We end up being the go-to consultant to dig many projects out of a hole. Our 30 years experience in the energy code and our in-field construction experience become very helpful in these situations and in general effectively saving your client lots of money, speeding up plan check submittals and implementing solutions when Title 24 features are not installed on the job site.
Alternative Energy System’s team of qualified and experienced sustainability and green building professionals can provide LEED Certification Consulting services to help navigate and understand the LEED Certification process.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third-party building performance measurement system from the US Green Building Council that provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The LEED process involves quantifying all of the sustainable design attributes of a project, modeling the proposed energy and water consumption, and commissioning the buildings upon completion to verify delivery of a high-performance system for reduced environmental impacts.
Build-it Green/GreenPoint Rated Certification
GreenPoint Rated is a program of Build It Green, a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource efficient buildings in California. GreenPoint Rated´s recommended measures and performance benchmarks specifically address climate and market conditions in California. They are recognized by third party sources, including the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments. Ratings are performed by certified GreenPoint Raters, independent professionals who are trained and certified by Build It Green. The rating process is a non-invasive physical examination of building systems, structures, materials and components to assess energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, resource efficiency of materials and construction methods, and construction quality.
The rater will generally engage in at least four of the five following activities during the course of project design and construction: Plan Check, Rough Inspection, Final Inspection, Supporting Documentation Review, Performance Testing.
Alternative Energy Systems has extensive experience with the GreenPoint Rated system and requirements, and our team includes Certified Green Point Raters (CGPR).
The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 to foster professional development and ethics in the field of energy compliance through sponsorship of educational programs for industry professionals on building energy efficiency. This includes a voluntary Certified Energy Analyst program, the Certified Energy Plans Examiner training and testing, a monthly electronic newsletter, web site, annual meetings and free regional meetings. These activities have been developed to assure a professional level of training, experience and qualification for those individuals preparing Title 24 compliance and energy analysis documentation.
In April 1995, the National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America founded the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to develop a national market for home energy rating systems and energy efficient mortgages. RESNET’s activities are guided by a mortgage industry steering committee composed of the leading national mortgage executives.
CHEERS is California’s Energy Code (Title 24) Registry. The CHEERS Registry is a robust, cloud-based registration platform serving the California construction market. All building projects complying with California’s progressive Building Energy Code (Title 24) can register with CHEERS to show compliance for permit and building inspection purposes.
The CHEERS team includes software engineers, building scientists, rating professionals, and building code veterans who share a passion for energy efficiency within the building industry.
A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a process of administering diagnostic analysis to determine and produce data that provides a method of evaluation for a California State approved home energy efficiency ratings. This establishes a benchmark of a home’s energy use and identifies necessary and/or best possible upgrades for homeowners.
In 2003 CalCERTS, Inc. was approved by the California Energy Commission to become a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Provider. The company’s mission is to fill the growing need in the Energy Efficiency industry for a technically superior, yet customer-oriented HERS Provider. CalCERTS, Inc. is a private organization that provides service, support, training and certification to HERS raters.
ENERGY STAR is a dynamic government/industry partnership that offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions, making it easy to save money while protecting the environment for future generations.
In 1992 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Computers and monitors were the first labeled products. Through 1995, EPA expanded the label to additional office equipment products and residential heating and cooling equipment. In 1996, EPA partnered with the US Department of Energy for particular product categories. The ENERGY STAR label is now on major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and more. EPA has also extended the label to cover new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.