San Francisco CalGreen Services

San Francisco CalGreen Services

CalGreen Energy Systems has been serving San Francisco and surrounding areas for over a decade. We are extremely knowledgeable in the San Francisco CalGreen requirements, San Francisco CalGreenthe C-5 Submittal and the over-all permitting process. We have worked in San Francisco on some of the largest projects and with many of the local architects. We understand how project schedules drive the industry and we respond as necessary to meet your deadline.

San Francisco Bulletin AB-093

In January of 2018 the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections issued Bulletin AB-093. The purpose of this Administrative Bulletin is to detail standards and procedures for the implementation of the Green Building requirements of the San Francisco Green Building Code. The bulletin details which projects CalGreen is applicable, compliance requirements and the permit submittal process. This bulletin provides an informative outline for how to successful integrate CalGreen into your project submittal. You can review Bulletin AB-093 here:

San Francisco AB-093

San Francisco Permit Tracking Process

The City of San Francisco Building Department provides an online tracking service for all building permits. The Permit Tracking System (PTS) allows you to track building, electrical, plumbing, and boiler permits as well as complaints online. With this system you may research building permit or complaint history as well as track the progress of a current project. The online permit records go as far back as the 1980’s.

You may search for these items by site address, permit application or number, applicant information or by browsing a city map. You may also search for particular records by keywords, for example “solar.”

To access the permit tracking site follow this link:

San Francisco Permit Application

Permit Services, part of the City & County of San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI), is responsible for issuing all permits to ensure that proposed construction meets all safety requirements in a timely manner. There are three groups that make up the Permit Services department: Central Permit Bureau (CPB), Initial Permit Review (IPR), and Permit Processing Center (PPC).

  • Central Permit Bureau: The CPB accepts and issues construction, electrical, plumbing, and street space permits for all public and private buildings. CPB also assesses and collects fees for all structures, building enlargements, and change of use.
  • Initial Permit Review: IPR handles reviewing building permit applications and plans prior to review.
  • Permit Processing Center: PPC handles the coordination of building permit applications between the different departments of the Department of Building Inspection prior to issuance of the permits. It also handles cancellation notices and revisions given by the Planning Department.

The DBI offers instant online permit applications to simplify your permitting process. You can access this service here:

Whether your project is a new high-rise, a chic Starbucks or a new retail center, CalGreen Energy Services can help simplify your permitting process. We support your team with professional CalGreen leadership and responsiveness.

San Francisco Department of Building Inspections

CalGreen Energy Services can help you meet your San Francisco project deadline by providing prompt and complete CalGreen Checklist preparation for your San Francisco Department of Building Inspections submittal. If you are working with a permit expediter, we can help work through them as well.

We understand the tight schedules everyone is under these days. Architects, contractors and building owners are all under pressure to submit permit documents quickly. The last thing any project needs is to be held up at the last-minute waiting for the CalGreen Checklist or CalGreen Special Inspector sign-off.

We have streamlined our process to meet the needs of the construction industry. Generally, we can turn around a completed checklist and inspector sign-off within 3 to 4 days, and possibly sooner. And we can do it at very competitive prices.

We provide CalGreen Consulting, Certified Commissioning Agents and Certified CalGreen Inspectors services.

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We love talking about CalGreen. Give us a call today and talk to us about your project. We’ll listen to your needs, provide some guidance on the process and develop a detailed fee proposal tailored to your budget.

CalGreen Energy Systems can provide greater value to your project due to the decades of commercial building design experience.

We respond quickly to emails and voicemails. We will put together a proposal for you right away and can typically start on your project within a couple of days.

Email or call us now to see how we can help you:

Gary Welch


Phone: 707-328-5299

ICC Certified CalGreen Inspector

For information on the building permit process in San Francisco see:

CalGreen Energy Services



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