Tool Lending Library

The Tool Lending Library (TLL) is a grant funded program that loans building measurement equipment free of charge to qualified Sonoma County professionals working on short term energy efficiency projects. We also provide advice and application notes for some of the tools in the TLL. There are special considerations or borrower qualifications for most of the equipment in the TLL.The TLL is made possible through a partnership with the Sonoma County Human Services Department. Funding was provided through a grant from the California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program for development of services to identify and train for employment opportunities in green energy occupations.The Tool Lending Library program focuses primarily on residential projects. These tools are only made available to home performance professionals. We also have receptacle plug-load analyzers and other devices that are appropriate for homeowners interested in measuring energy use of appliances, home offices and other plug loads.

SCEIP Tool Lending Library Policy

BORROWER REQUIREMENTS

TLL Borrower Application

Borrowers must first submit their completed application and be assigned a Borrower Number. Borrowers of building performance testing equipment (Blower Door, Duct Blaster, etc.) must provide documentation of commercial general liability insurance and Building Performance Institute (BPI), Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®)/HERS, or equivalent certification. These requirements are meant to ensure that envelope testing tools borrowed from the SCEIP Tool Lending Library are used in a safe and effective way. Borrowers need to either have full certification or proof that they are in the process of obtaining certification from one of the agencies listed below. For instance, they may have completed and passed their written test for one of the agencies and they have to complete and pass their field test in order to become fully certified. In this instance, a copy of their test results or a letter from the agency will be acceptable. However, they must have proof of current commercial general liability insurance.

APPROVED AGENCIES

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®)
  • California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS)
  • California Certified Energy Rating Training Services (CalCERTS)
  • California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA)
  • Build It Green (BIG) GreenPoint Rater (for existing home)
  • California State License Board (CSLB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction or LEED for Homes)
  • California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) Certified Energy Analyst
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Energy Manager

HOW TO CHECK OUT A TOOL

Requests are made by sending a

TLL Request Form

 via email to TLL@sonoma-county.org. The Tool Lending Library responds to an online tool request by email within one business day with information regarding tool availability and to get more information about the project if needed. After the borrower confirms the loan, it takes one or more days (depending on the size of the loan) to prepare the instruments and make them available for pick up at 2300 County Center Dr., Ste A105 in Santa Rosa.

Some instruments are few in number and may have waiting lists established. Be sure to confirm availability with us before making any project commitments that require tools from the Tool Lending Library.


   DOCUMENTS AND TOOL LIST

SCEIP Tool Lending Library Policy

Borrower Application

Tool Request Form

Tool List:

TSI_Flow_Hood_8371 Air Capture Hood (TSI Flow Hood 8371) Specifications Manual
 1395462888Testo 417_Wind Vane Anemometer Anemometer Testo #17 Wind Vane Specifications Manual
TEC_Blower_Door Blower Door (TEC)  Specifications  Manual
 973784558Extech BR200_Boroscope Boroscope (Extech BR200) Specifications Manual
 1479641194Telaire 7001_CO2 & Temperature Monitor CO2 & Temperature Monitor (Telaire 7001) Specifications Manual
TEC_Calibration_Plate Calibration Plate (TEC) Specifications
Bacharach_Leakator_10 Combustible Gas Leak Detector (Bacharach Leakator 10) Specifications Manual
 2092813334Bacharach PCA3_Combustion Analyzer Combustion Analyzer (Bacharach PCA3) Specifications Manual
Testo_327-2 Combustion Analyzer (Testo 327-2) Specifications Manual
 994712633Commercial-Tool-Kit Commercial Toolkit Specifications
Complete_Hose_Kit Complete Hose Kit (TEC) n/a n/a
 1106027687Dent_MagLogger Data Logger (Dent Smart Logger)    
 453796092ElitePro_Power Logger w CT Kit Data Logger (Dent Elite Pro Logger)    
Hobo_U12-012 Data Logger (Onset/Hobo U12-012) Specifications Manual
TEC_Duct_Blaster Duct Blaster (TEC) Specifications Manual
TEC_Exhaust_Fan_Flow_Meter Exhaust Fan Flow Meter (TEC) Specifications Manual
Fogger Fogger (Theatre FX) Specifications Manual
Flir_i7_Camera Infrared Camera (Flir i7) Specifications Manual
Fluke_62 Infrared Thermometer (Fluke 62) Specifications Manual
Fluke_971 Temperature/Humidity Meter (Fluke 971) Specifications Manual
 2056892806Fluke TiR_Thermal Camera Thermal Camera (Fluke TiR) Specifications Manual
Kill-A-Watt_EZ Kill-A-Watt EZ (P3 International) Specifications Manual
EDTM_AE1601 Low E Coating Detector (EDTM AE 1601) Specifications Manual
 211381Extech MO290_Moisture Meter Moisture Meter Specifications Manual
Testo_317_Personal_CO_Meter Personal CO Monitor (Testo 317) Specifications Manual
TEC_DG-700 Pressure and Flow Gauge (TEC DG-700) Specifications Manual
TEC_Pressure_Pan_Lg Pressure Pan – Large (TEC) Specifications Manual
 592515756Solmetric_SunEye 210 Shade Analysis Tool (Sun Eye) Specifications Manual
TEC_True_Flow_Air_Flow_Grid True Flow Airflow Grid (TEC)  Specifications Manual

 

Sonoma County Energy Independence Program
Tool Lending Library

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Sonoma County Energy Independence Program
2300 County Center Dr.,
Suite A105
Santa Rosa, California
95403-3009

Phone: (707) 565-6470
Fax: (707) 565-6474
Email: sceip@sonoma-county.org

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