Net Zero Energy Homes

Testimonials from our clients

Architect

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(Work completed as CALGreen Inspector)


I'm an architect and enlisted the Green Building inspection services of Eric to perform the Green Building compliance verification process on a residential project in Palo Alto. He did an excellent job in providing direction to the contractor as to what information was needed to meet the city's requirements. He also managed the verification process in a timely fashion and provided a binder with project documentation, as well as coordination of the city Green Building inspections. I look forward to working with Eric on future projects. 


August 2018

Homeowner

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(Work completed as Green Energy Consultant)


We are so pleased with the improvements Eric recommended and implemented which have made our home both more comfortable and more energy efficient. The switch to LED bulbs throughout the house (especially in overhead cans) has resulted in better quality lighting and lower costs. The biggest win for us was moving/redesigning the heater air return from ceiling to floor level to create better air circulation -- which ultimately led to lower heating costs and happier/warmer home owners! Adding in a "smart" thermostat and turning us on to wifi-enabled switches for outdoor lighting (among other things) were other much-appreciated improvements. Overall, Eric is incredibly thoughtful with his recommendations and is committed to making sure the job is done right every time.


August 2018 

Architect

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(Work completed as GreenPoint rater, CALGreen Inspector & Title 24 in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Carlos)


Eric has been a key consultant when it comes to Green building requirements for our projects. We have successfully worked with Eric and currently working on several dozen projects in and around the Bay area.

Eric has the most current and up to date knowledge of CalGreen, GreenPoint rating system and how buildings use energy. Eric has helped us address challenges faced by projects of various nature by outlining solutions required for energy efficiency, waste reduction, storm water pollution prevention practices, indoor air quality standards, and other environmental initiatives for both new construction and existing buildings.

Eric not only works closely with our Architecture team and contractors but he is very comfortable working with our clients as well. Our clients have nothing but great things to say about his charming personality and most up to date knowledge of building standards proposed by the state agencies.

Always prompt on his response and deliverables, we highly recommend Eric for Architects, builders and home owners looking for a seasoned professional for their upcoming projects! 






Homeowner

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(Work completed as Green Building Inspector & Home Energy Audit)



 Eric is on-time, and on top of the services he will provide you. Along the way he will be very helpful in helping you select the items you need to meet the green requirement you are looking for. We needed our final inspection a few days after he came out to do his walk through, which requires green points documents turned in. He put the documents together and had them mailed to us in two days to make it at my office in time for final. Thanks Eric! Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for any green services, advising, rating, for your own knowledge. He will help get you to where you need to be. Without him, your not going too far !! 

Homeowner

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(Work completed as Green Energy Consultant)



Eric at emeraldECO was instrumental in assisting us with reducing our energy bill.  His expertise helped us to shave over $100/month  off our PG&E bill with no loss in comfort or functionality! The changes that we made paid for themselves in just a few months.  The rest is going into the Christmas fund for the kids this year!  Eric is courteous and prompt. He is committed to researching and finding creative green solutions and delivers what he promises.. Thanks to emeraldECO, we are greener and have more green to spend! 

Architect

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(Work completed as Green Energy Consultant)


 As a landscape architect working on the renovation of two apt. complexes in Palo Alto, I was asked by the city to obtain a green building special inspector to oversee our installation. Eric's company was on their recommended list. Of the companies I called he was the only one to answer the phone, which I appreciated. I described our needs and reviewed our projects with him. He determined that a special inspector was not required for this type of installation. Though I had not yet hired him as a consultant, he provided me with a lot of information on the green building process, which can be complex. He was helpful and engaged, and stayed with me until all questions were answered. Had we needed a special inspector I definitely would have hired him.