Bike to Work Day 2013

Thursday, May 9th is the official Bike To Work Day in San Francisco. Thousands of local cyclists take to the streets on their bikes to get to work. This is a true San Francisco event! In a city where the goal is to have zero waste by 2020, city-wide people are seeing themselves as part of the larger picture of going green and taking responsibility for their individual carbon footprints.



When we are not driving between Energy Efficiency Upgrade Job Sites, Building Efficiency employees bike to work as much as possible. Sarah, our office manager can often be found biking in Golden Gate Park rushing to work. And for his office days, David (CEO and founder of Building Efficiency) can be seen riding on his bike to get to our office in the outer Sunset neighborhood.


We are proud to participate in this year’s 2013 Bike to Work Day!


And here are a few good links to help you celebrate Bike to Work Day 2013:


San Francisco Bike Map


San Francisco 2013 Bike to Work Day Energizer Station map


Bay Area’s Bike Map Tools


Habitat for Humanity and Building Efficiency team up on a community housing project at 7555 Mission St.

Building Efficiency, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, is helping our community grow stronger. Here at Building Efficiency we value our local community and are proud to provide our services to those most in need. Over the past year we have developed a close relationship with Habitat for Humanity and are excited to be part of their first project on the Peninsula.

7555 Mission St. in Daly City, is a community project that features 34 three-bedroom, two bath homes and two two-bedroom, two bath homes to low income families. All of the units in the three-story building are 1,100 square feet and include parking. Through an extensive application process all 36 units have been filled and are in the final stages of completion.

Building Efficiency’s team of trained professionals will be assisting 7555 Mission achieve its Energy Star certification. This will ensure that the building complies with today’s efficiency standards and will also help to secure national grant funding to help complete the project. In addition, B.E.’s Insulation and Heating & Cooling division has executed training exercises with the Habitat for Humanity building team, and will be conducting an insulation and duct leakage inspection at the completion of each phase. With the help of Building Efficiency the 7555 Mission St. Project will result in a Energy Star New Homes Certification!

We at Building Efficiency are extremely proud of this project and look forward to the day when members of our community can move into a new, comfortable, and efficient home.

To learn more about the 7555 Mission project and volunteer opportunities please contact our office.

Read more at Habitat for Humanity Website

Building Efficiency makes the front page of the SF Chronicle for Making San Francisco House more Energy Efficient

Energy-efficiency program offer rebates

Brian and Kelley Johnson could tell their new home wasn’t airtight.


Drafts brought in the chill that permeates the Sunset neighborhood, deep within San Francisco’s fog belt. The furnace didn’t seem to help much.


“I didn’t like the fact that we were heating the neighborhood,” said Brian Johnson, 45.