San Francisco Bay Area Architectural Firm Provides HERS II Ratings for Residential Structures Participating in the Energy Upgrade California Program

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Paul Welschmeyer Architects are the first in the industry to offer the combined expertise of licensed architects with certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS II) services in coordination with the Energy Upgrade California program.

Duct leakage testing measures the energy lost due to leaky air ducts

Eliminating unintentional waste is an everyday practice in corporate America; why not in our homes?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS II) has been established by the California Energy Commission to provide tools for ensuring energy efficiency, and Paul Welschmeyer Architects is the first architecture firm in the industry to train its architects in HERS II certification standards. This San Francisco Bay Area green architectural firm offers a service called Energy & Architectural Master Planning to help homeowners design new houses, and redesign existing ones, with increased energy efficiencies of 30-50%.

"Eliminating unintentional waste is an everyday practice in corporate America; why not in our homes?" says owner Paul Welschmeyer, adding, "And there's a lot of room for improvement in residential construction."

Paul Welschmeyer Architects’ Energy & Architectural Master Planning program optimizes the energy efficiency of a design through iterative thermal performance modeling. This in-depth process includes envelope leakage testing, duct leakage testing, thermal image analysis, insulation inspection, and more. It also provides numerous educational opportunities for the homeowner regarding proper construction and operation of an energy efficient home.

For more information about the Energy & Architectural Master Planning program or any of Paul Welschmeyer Architects’ other services, call them at (510) 606-9137 or visit them on the web at

About Paul Welschmeyer Architects
Paul Welschmeyer Architects is a small San Francisco Bay Area architectural firm that was founded in 1991 and specializes in three core areas of architectural design services: Residential, Architectural Interiors, and Adaptive Reuse & Historic Works; all of which incorporate energy efficient/green building strategies, ranging from voluntary efforts to jurisdictional requirements. The breadth and diversity of the practice is supported by 28 years of experience serving the full spectrum of clientele, from corporations to individual homeowners. They serve all communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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