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8-14-13

Blower Door for Energy Audit and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To help promote October being the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Building Doctors will donate $50 for every energy audit that is conducted during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc   one of the highest ranked breast cancer charities on CharityNavigator.org

 

During the audit we will have the pictured custom pink blower door in your front door to let everyone know your support for such a great cause.

Another way Building Doctors will donate money to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. during the month of October we will donate $1 for every “like” we receive on our Facebook

 

Building Doctors Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/buildingdoctors  page so please tell everyone to click like away or book an energy audit. If someone mentions our breast cancer awareness drive but wants to get their audit done before October we will gladly make the donation for them then.

 

Thanks you for your support.

 

2/19/2013 - Efficiency First - Live Webinar

  • Dan was on an Efficiency First panel for the webinar "Starting a Home Performance Company from Scratch"

http://www.efficiencyfirst.org/education/upcomingwebinars/

2/4/2013 - Dry Climate Home Performance Conference

  • Dan Thomsen was on the organizing committee for the Forum On Dry Climate Home Performance featuring numerous of the best contractors in the business in the state of California at Lake Camanche, CA for three days. 

1/21/2013 - 2013 ACI National Home Performance

  • Dan will be one of the presenters at the 2013 ACI National Home Performance Conference, being held April 30- May 3, 2013 in Denver, Co. He will be talking about "Lessons from the Field: Sharing Solutions Through In-house Training"

http://www.affordablecomfort.org/

12/21/2012 - Angie's List Super Service Award for 2012

  • Building Doctors is honored and proud to receive the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2012. It is truly wonderful to be awarded for the positive reivews from our fantastic customers. Thank you for the special acknowledgement. 

Photo: Building Doctors is honored and proud to receive the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2012.  It is one thing to get and award from the Energy Upgrade Ca program like below but another to get one from all of the positive reviews from our customers.

12/21/2012 - Happy Holidays!

  • Building Doctors would like to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season.

 

12/12/2012 - Energy Upgrade California - 2012 Achievement Award

  • Building Doctors was honored to receive Achievement Awards from both the So Cal Edison and Gas Company Energy Upgrade CA programs, and the Gas Company only EUC program.

Photo: Building Doctors was honored to receive Achievement Awards  from both the SCE and Gas Company  Energy Upgrade Ca programs and the Gas Company only EUC program at the contractor appreciation ceremony.

11/20/2012 - US Department of Energy - Case Study

  • Building Doctors was asked to be a part of a case study for The US Department of Energy on the businesss of Home Performance Contracting. Check out the link below!

http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/home_perf_contr_business.pdf

11/17/2012 - Green Festival at the LA Convention Center

  • Building Doctors participated in the Green Festival at the LA Convention this weekend. It was great to see old friends and make new ones in the LA Green Community. 

Photo: We are in booth 340 at the Green Festival at the LA Convention Center Saturday and Sunday. Come by and say hello.

10/18/2012 - Congratulations to Dan Thomsen who was nominated to the Board of Directors of the California Building Performance Contractors Association

  • Dan Thomsen was nominated yesterday to the Board of Directors of the California Building Performance Contractors Association. He is honored to part of the CBPCA Board and is looking forward to working with all the members to help improve the Home Performance Contractors industry.

9/7/2012 - Guest Speaker at Culver City Rotary Club

  • Thanks to the Culver City Rotary Club for having Building Doctors as their guest speaker this week. What a great organization doing selfless volunteer work in the community. 

Photo: Thanks to the Culver City Rotary Club for having Building Doctors as their guest speaker this week.  What a great organization doing selfless volunteer work in the community.

8/26/2012 - Dan Thomsen consulted on Energy Upgrade California commerical

  • Here is the commercial Dan was brought in as an consultant. It does great job of showing how most homes have vastly different temperatures in different rooms. The rebate levels for Energy Upgrade Ca will drop from $8000 in September so don't miss out.

http://www.onlyyoucansaveenergy.org/energy-upgrade/energy-upgrade-california

06/21/2012 - Today the City of Los Angeles is releasing the most sophisticated regional climate study ever produced. In it, UCLA scientists predict that LA will see significantly warmer weather by the years 2041-2060 and talk about the effects on business, economy and daily life. For more information, please go to http://C-CHANGE.LA/

05/30/2012 - The Building Doctors' Dan Thomsen is the Guest Presenter @Codaautomotive, which engineers electric vehicles right here in Los Angeles. Dan is honored to have been included in the speaker series for this evening's event.

05/10/2012 - David Nazar interviewed the Building Doctor's Dan Thomsen during his visit to the LA Metropolitan Water District Green Energy Fair. Please click here to watch the interview (min 2:53 - 4:05).
 
03/02/2012 - NPR has asked Dan Thomsen of The Building Doctors to educate listeners about energy efficient lighting. This segment is airing on Marketplace Money this Saturday March 2, 2012. To find out more, go to http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/new-light-bulb-lexicon.
 

02/09/12 - Building Doctors were asked to come out and figure out what was happend to cars from a strange side effect of Low E Windows on a neighboring building. Watch the Clip on NBC News.

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.

12/08/2011 - Building Doctors received an Achievement Award at the Energy Upgrade California contractors appreciation dinner. It was a great night and for the Weatherization Movement across the great state of California, which continually sets the trend for the res of the United States.

Energy Upgrade California Achievement Award 2011

03/09/11 – Building Doctors’ are filmed by ABC Television, performing tests for our customer who got $2500 from the Energy Upgrade California program.

03/08/11 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is at the Forum for Dry Climate Home Performance in Redding, CA. Monday -Wednesday. This is an invite only conference and Dan is honored to be included with all of the top Home Performance Contractors from California.

03/05/11 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is on the show “Home Wizards with Cindy Dole” on KFWB News Talk Radio 980 AM.  He discusses the Energy Upgrade California Rebate program and energy efficiency in homes.

03/02/11 – Energy Upgrade California starts advertising and Building Doctors are asked to help out with video footage to help promote the program. Home owners can get up to $4500 for energy efficiency improvements in their home.

02/23/11 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen assists Dan Prunko and Ryan Wilden (two of the best Home Performance Contractors in the business) in an advanced heating and Air Conditioning class. They install a combined hydronics system that is over 200% efficient in one of our client’s homes.

02/18/11 – The Environmental Protection Agency certifies The Building Doctors as a Lead Safe Firm for renovation & repair and the Building Performance Institute has certifies Dan Thomsen as an Envelope Professional.

02/17/11 – Building Doctors adds Heating and Air Conditioning classification (C 20) to our license.  Mamerto Lacara Jr. joins Building Doctors as HVAC Director and brings 25 years experience in the field to the company.

02/15/11 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen heads to Denver for an Efficiency First and Home Performance Resource Center Board of Directors strategy meeting.

02/01/11 – Building Doctors acquires another truck and three new insulation blowing machines.

01/23/10 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is on a panel talking about Net Zero homes at the Verde Exchange Conference. Panelists and sponsors were invited to receptions at the Canadian and Japanese consulates.

01/20/10 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is the guest speaker at the Sustainable Communities Initiatives Council for the Urban Land Institute for Orange County and the Inland Empire.

01/13/11 – The Building Doctors is part of the first ever Solar Summit held at Living Green in Los Angeles, moderated by Ed Begley Jr.

01/10/11 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is part of the opening plenary for the Affordable Comfort International (ACI) conference in downtown Los Angeles. He sits on a panel of “contractors and home energy retrofit experts”. This is the first time ACI is having a regional show here in Los Angeles.

01/05/11 – Canopy Energy merges with The Building Doctors, strengthening the ability to better serve residential customers throughout Southern California.

12/20/10 – Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen gets certified as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) proctor which enables him to proctor written and field exams for people who are seeking the building analyst or envelope specialist certifications.

12/03/10 – Building Doctors is the first contractor to submit an application to the Energy Upgrade California program and get approval for work. On this project we are making our customers home 47% more energy efficient getting them $4000 from the program, $500 from LA County for making their home at least 20% more efficient and $1500 as a Federal Tax credit. That is $6000 back to the homeowner!

11/14/10 -  The Building Doctors legally change their name to Building Doctors and acquire www.buildingdoctors.com

09/15/10 – The Building Doctors become the first company in Los Angeles County and the tenth company in California to achieve GOLD STAR Accredited Contracting Company status with the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization for home performance and energy efficiency upgrades.

09/02/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen discusses Energy Upgrade California and rebates for homeowners at the Southern California Green Conference and Symposium in Downey, CA.

08/19/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen discusses professional energy audits and the Home Star Energy Efficiency Program in the article: Energy Audits for Homes and Small Businesses, by James McGinley at ecoinstitution.com

06/10 – The Building Doctors are mentioned in the article: Financial Incentives for Greening Your Home from the Whole Life Times blog by Elif Beall.

06/29/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen sits on a panel, “How to do a ‘green’ remodel (and get it right)” for the Orange County Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

(Not sure what to do with this) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/The-Building-Doctors/134413761757#!/photo.php?fbid=413215936757&set=a.205108871757.137124.134413761757

05/19/10-05/20/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen discusses the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program with U.S. Senators during Advocacy Days in Washington D.C.

dan thomsen with senator mccainDan Thomsen and Senator John McCain in Washington D.C., May 20, 2010

 

 

 

 

05/17/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen gives a presentation on the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program and sits on a panel of Home Performance Contractors at the Southern California Residential retrofit Summit in Downey, CA.

southern california residential retrofit summit speechDan Thomsen speaks at the Southern California Residential Retrofit Summit, May 17, 2010.

 

 

 

 

05/13/10 – The Building Doctors are mentioned as a valuable and trusted resource to Southern California Homeowners in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide, by Evan Hurd.

05/13/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen gives a presentation on the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program and sits on a panel of Home Performance Contractors at the Inland Empire Retrofit Summit in Chino, CA.

05/07/10-05/08/10 – The Building Doctors have an exhibition booth at the Alternative Building exposition in Santa Monica, CA.

alternative building expo speech  alternative building expo booth

 

 

 

 

05/05/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen comments on the birth of The Building Doctors and the negative effects of the delay in passing the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act to contractors, consumers and the environment in the article: Small Contractors Await “Cash for Caulkers in Businessweek, by John Tozzi.

04/21/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen comments on the environmental impact of financial incentives for homeowners to retrofit their homes to make them more efficient in the article: Earth day Starts in the Home, With Home Energy Efficiency at PRNewswire.com, by Jennifer Gooding.

04/20/10-04/24/10 – The Building Doctors attend The Affordable Comfort International (ACI) Conference in Austin, TX.

04/07/10 – The Building Doctors have an exhibition booth at the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.

santa monica earth day festival boothThe Building Doctors attend the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival in Santa Monica, CA, April 07, 2010

 

 

 

03/31/10 – The Building Doctors attend The Los Angeles County Energy Program’s workshop on California Assembly Bill: AB811.

03/27/10 – The Building Doctors give a demonstration of a comprehensive home energy audit at the Fortunato Net Zero Project in Hermosa Beach, CA.

(Not sure what to do with this) http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=111409862231908

fortunato net zero projectThe Building Doctors at the Fortunato Net Zero Projecct, Hermosa Beach, CA, March 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

03/23/10 – In order to achieve their goal of being the first carbon neutral city in the South Bay, and at the request of Mayor Michael DiVirgilio of Hermosa Beach, California, The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen gives a presentation to the City Council on Energy Efficiency and the benefits of home performance.

hermosa beach city council speechDan Thomsen speaks to the Hermosa Beach City Council about the benefits of home performance

 

 

 

03/23/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen works with the California Home Energy Retrofit Coordination Committee, the California Public Utility Commission and the four major utility companies on the marketing committee, for future statewide “the Whole House Retrofit Program”, giving rebates to Californians for energy efficient retrofits.

03/16/10 – The Building Doctors performed energy efficiency audits for two duplexes owned by the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles.  The Commission is using stimulus money to buy foreclosed homes for the purpose of remodeling and making them low income rentals.

03/15/10 – The Building Doctors gives a presentation to the Women’s Council of Realtors on Energy Efficient Mortgages.

03/14/10-03/15/10 – The Building Doctors has an exhibition booth at the Home Buyer’s Fair at the LA Convention Center.

03/03/10-03/04/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen travels to Washington D.C. to lobby the Senate on the importance of the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program. http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1986:h-r-5019-the-home-star-energy-retrofit-act-of-2010&catid=169:legislation&Itemid=55 : broken link.

03/01/10 – The Building Doctors’ logo becomes a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state-4003:e2vidc.2.1 :broken link.

02/23/10 – The Building Doctors give a presentation on the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program at the Southern California chapter meeting of Efficiency First.

02/23/10 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen meets with Congressional Staffer, Juan Camacho from Senator Barbara Boxer’s Los Angeles Office to discuss the Home Star Program.

dan thomsen with senator boxer's staffDan Thomsen discusses the Home Star Program at Senator Barbara Boxer's office in Los Angeles, February 23, 2010

 

 

 

01/26/10 – The Building Doctors sit on a panel of Home Performance Contractors at the Contractor’s Exchange in Downey, CA and discuss how to succeed in home performance contracting.

contractors exchange speechDan Thomsen speaks at the Contractors Exchange, January 26, 2010

 

 

 

 

01/22/10-01/24/10 – The Building Doctors has an exhibition booth at the Go Green Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

go green expo boothThe Building Doctors' booth at the Go Green Expo in Los Angeles, January 22, 2010

 

 

 

 

01/15/10 – Southern California’s Catholic Weekly Newspaper, “The Tidings,” publishes an article about one of the energy audits performed by The Building Doctors for the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Pacoima, CA.

11/12/09 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen becomes a trainer of the California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA). http://www.cbpca.org/contractors/instructors.html :broken link, not on the list of instructors on the new page http://cbpcatraining.org/contact-the-cbpca-training-division/meet-the-instructors/

11/12/09 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen sits on a panel at the UCLA School of Law on a workshop writing a white paper on easing the affordability of Energy Efficiency Retrofitting to Californian homeowners.

11/09/09 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen is named to the Board of Directors of Efficiency First, the National Trade Association for the home performance workforce.

dan thomsen named to efficiency first board of directorsDan Thomsen is named to to Board of Directors of Efficiency First, Austin, TX, November 9, 2009

 

 

 

10/27/09 – The Building Doctors attends a workshop with the California Public Utility Commission and the four major utility companies, on the marketing committee for future state wide, “The Whole House Retrofit Program,” giving rebates to Californians for energy efficiency retrofits.

10/21/09 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen gives a presentation and demonstration to the Victorville Public Safety Department on home performance and home energy audits.

10/06/09 – 10/08/09 – The Building Doctors’ Dan Thomsen meets at The White House with The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu and The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke during Lobby Days with the National Save Energy Coalition and Efficiency First - http://wecanlead.org/

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