City and County of San Francisco


Newcomb Anderson McCormick has been part of the City of San Francisco team for many years supporting renewable energy, advanced generation, and energy efficiency strategies for the implementation of the CCSF Electricity Resource Plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2002. Over the past 10 years, NAM staff have played a key role in many of the most important programs and projects implemented by the SFPUC, HHWP, and the Department of the Environment (SFE), with a combined contract value of over $5 million. A few of the most important efforts are described below.

Newcomb Anderson McCormick’s work identifying and managing energy efficiency projects for the SFPUC has ranged from performing lighting and HVAC audits, design review, construction management, measurement and verification (M&V), and overall energy efficiency program support. The following are just a few examples of projects and programs where NAM has applied our extensive expertise to assist the City and County of San Francisco:

  • Lighting and HVAC audits of various city facilities, identifying over 5 million kWh of savings measures at several facilities including City Hall, the Hall of Justice, San Francisco General Hospital, and the Port of San Francisco.

  • Project Management and Construction Management arena, performing this role for over a dozen City of San Francisco General Fund efficiency projects.  

  • Energy Audits, Performance Specifications, and Construction Management Services for multiple Human Services Agency facilities including the Living Skills Program, Southeast Community Services, Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, MLK Childcare Center, Sojourner Truth Child Center, and Social Services Investigations facilities.

  • LEED and Green Building Commissioning Services for the Southeast Community Center, the Sunol Administrative Building, Fire Station 16, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

  • Plug Load Survey at 170 Otis.

  • Comprehensive Steam System Investigation at San Francisco General Hospital.

  • M&V Program Support: NAM is an expert on performing M&V required for the city’s efficiency projects, successfully performing M&V for over 25 projects and assisting the SFPUC with development of its M&V program.  This M&V work has included reviewing and present options for revising M&V guidelines regarding lighting systems, “threshold criteria” (based on size of the project), similar multiple sites, use of billing analysis, guidelines for monitoring, and other criteria.  This work also includes preliminary research and reporting on CEC guidelines for M&V with respect to program evaluation.

Ashley Kang