Thank you for your question. I have found a half dozen architect firms
and private architects that specialize in commercial design and
sustainable technologies. Credit goes to doctor_search-ga for the
results from the AIA website, although I have limited the search to
commercial architects who specialize in sustainable office
I have also found quite a few resources where you may find grants and
rebates for energy efficiency buildings. Most of these grants are for
R&D rather than development. Funding for development programs most are
in the form of energy efficiency rebates from electric and State
Here are the commercial architects that I have found from the American
Institue of Architects that have expertise in sustainable office
buildings near Sacramento:
Applied Architecture, Inc.
2420 K St. #200
Sacramento, CA 95816-5029
Phone: (916) 442-6955
Fax: (916) 442-6649
carissimi rohrer mcmullen shively, architects & planners, inc.
707 Commons Dr. #250
Sacramento, CA 95825-6664
Phone: (916) 925-6009
Fax: (916) 925-6340
Lionakis Beaumont Design Group Inc.
1919 19th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814-6714
Phone: (916) 558-1900
Fax: (916) 558-1919
LPA Sacramento, Inc.
1215 G St.
Sacramento, CA 95814-1515
Phone: (916) 443-0335
Fax: (916) 441-2823
MFDB Architects, Inc.
3444 Marconi Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821-6234
Phone: (916) 972-0131
Fax: (916) 481-1845
The EEBA (Energy and Environmental Building Association) is a
nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, education and
development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings
and communities. The strength of EEBA lies in the diversity and talent
of its membership, which includes: architects, builders, developers,
manufacturers, engineers, utilities, code officials, researchers,
educators, and environmentalists.
The EEBA also maintains a member directory. A search for architects in
Sacramento returned one result:
PO Box 2150
Sacramento, CA 95812
GreenBuilder.com also maintains a database of Green builders and
architects, but their search enginer appears to be having troubles at
the moment. Here is the address:
Here are some resources for energy efficiency financing options,
mostly consisting of rebates, grants and loans:
The California Energy Efficiency Rebate database allows you to search
for all rebates offered by public and private institutions (such as
utility companies) for energe efficiency rebates.
The California Energy Commission has a page for businesses with links
to other energy efficiency financing resources.
Some of the programs the CEC runs include:
The Cash for Kilowatts Program
The Cool Roofs Program
and the Renewable Energy Buy-down Program (for renewable power such as
SavingsbyDesign is an incentive program offered by California electric
companies for energy effiency buildings. They offer a $150,000 maximum
incentive for owners and $50,000 maximum incentive for design teams.
Design Team Incentives:
The Small Business Administration offers a Pollution Control Loan
Program with low interest rates for energy efficiency projects, up to
a maximum of $2,000,000. Here is the relevant page:
The EPA has an a comprehensive guidebook for Financial Tools for
environmental financing, which is available here:
There are also some great resources on financing energy efficiency
projects at the Smart Communities Network, which is run by the US.
Department of Energy. Some of the methods outlined include Taxes,
Grants, Bonds, and Loans:
The same site also offers a frequently updates funding opportunities
list, but most of these are for research programs. You can check for
any relevant grants here:
The US. Green Building Council maintains a list of links related to
Green Buildings. It is a very comprehensive list that you may use for
Google Search Strategy:
green architects sacramento
I hope this helps!