In May of 2011,
Cuesta College received a grant from the County of SLO to
develop an Energy Auditing Tool Lending Library.
The purpose of the Energy Tool Library is to provide
affordable quality tools to contractors, energy
professionals and homeowners to audit and retrofit homes in
San Luis Obispo County. Below are some frequently asked
Who can rent the tools?
Most tools are for contractors or energy professionals who
hold a certification in BPI, HERS, RESNET or equivalent
certification. Some tools are available to homeowners. (See
ETL price sheet)
How can I get certified to rent tools?
Cuesta recently offered two BPI trainings in the winter of
‘10/‘11 and plans to offer more in the fall of 2011.
How long can you rent tools?
All tool rentals are for one week, extensions can be made
incentives are there for home energy retrofits?
Currently there are incentives from Energy UpGrade
California ranging from $1,000- $4,000 for whole home energy
retrofits. For more information please see
What if I need a tool you don't have?
PG&E operates a very large
Tool Lending Library in San Francisco with hundreds of
tools. Go here to learn more:
Use the links below to print
the needed forms:
Energy Tool Library Catalog
Energy Tool Library Flyer
Energy Tool Library
Policy & Borrower Application Form
Energy Tool Library Price Sheet
Energy Tool Library Tool
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Energy Tool Library questions/comments/suggestions