Our Solutions


Over 20 years ago we had the simple, but revolutionary idea that by moving incentives higher up the supply chain, we could influence a significantly greater number of products bought and sold in the marketplace. We developed our upstream and midstream program designs, which work at the equipment sales and distribution level, to increase the sales of high-efficiency systems and make selling this equipment more profitable for market actors. These game-changing programs have earned our energy clients national awards and have become the industry standard.

And we haven’t stopped innovating. We are proud that others are now following our strategies, but we’re also confident that no other upstream or midstream program implementer can deliver the unsurpassed quality that comes with  the relationships and deep trust we’ve established with manufacturers, distributers, and retailers over the decades. We were the first, and we’re still the best choice for clients moving towards their low-carbon future

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Demand management

To paraphrase our founder, if we don’t reduce fossil fuel consumption, we don’t reduce the impacts of climate change.  We need to change the demand for energy.  So, we put our focus on automating building operations that can intelligently manage how and when power is used.

By supporting the development and deployment of demand management technologies, we help our clients integrate demand management with energy efficiency to maximize value for both customer and utility.

 Smarter demand management extends the available demand capacity reserve on the grid, mitigates the need for new fossil plants and supports greater adoption of renewal energy generation.

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Codes & Standards

Our experienced team of policy and technical experts (affectionately known as wonks) are seasoned and passionate leaders in the development, advocacy, and implementation of energy efficiency building codes and appliance standards. Small and large utilities and local, state, and federal government energy agencies alike trust our team to deliver significant, cost effective energy and water savings to their consumers. 

For over 15 years, Energy Solutions has represented our clients in various venues: in one-on-one meetings with high level government energy officials; across the negotiating table from manufacturers and trade organizations; and at the podium publicly defended proposals at public workshops  Our team has developed hundreds of publicly docketed reports supporting the adoption of 54 building code measures and 58 appliance standards at the state level, and 105 federal-level appliance standards or test procedures.

We believe that, along with voluntary programs, codes and standards leads to complete market transformation of more efficient and better performing products and buildings.

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    We are betting big on the potential of renewables to protect our planet.  Energy Solutions manages distributed energy resources programs that reduce technology barriers and soft costs, increase market and customer information, and provide increased access for disadvantaged communities.

    From evaluating technology to modeling impacts to developing and implementing solutions, the Energy Solutions team of expertsbrings decades of experience designing and administering nationally recognized and award-winning market transformation programs. Current programs include the California Solar Initiative, Oregon Community Solar Program, California Self-Generation Incentive Program, and many others.

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    The shift to electrify transportation is on, and fleet operators – including public transit authorities and last mile delivery companies such as Amazon, UPS and FedEx – are leading the way.

    We’re taking all sides on this opportunity, working with transit authorities, utilities, fleet operators, multi-family housing, school districts, and other stakeholders to address the technical, organizational, and behavioral (in other words, human) realities of large-scale fleet electrification.  From driver behavior and training, infrastructure installation, distributed energy resources planning, route optimization, and more, we are at the cutting edge developing real solutions that provide the biggest benefit to everyone involved.

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    Our Mission

    Energy Solutions is focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts by providing cost effective, market-based carbon, energy, and water management solutions.

    Our Expertise

    For more than 25 years, Energy Solutions has created reliable, market-driven strategies to protect the planet. View our qualifications.


    Our employee-owners are passionate about developing solutions that are good for people, the planet, and our clients’ bottom line. See our openings here.


    449 15th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
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