Community Energy Services Corporation
Smart Lights

Office with SmartLights

We help businesses implement energy efficient lighting with free start to finish technical assistance.

Smart Solar

Home with Solar Panels

We provide a free solar assessment of your commercial or residential property and help you with installation.

Home Repair

Mario Repairing Stair Railing

We offer free home improvements for low income residents in the Bay Area.

Chabot Space & Science Center Saves Kilowatts!

By Lois Smith, CESC Marketing & Outreach Manager Michael Shelton, Director of Operations at Chabot Space & Science Center, meets me at his office to give me the scoop on their recent lighting retrofit with the SmartLights program. Michael is both … Continue reading

Preaching the Gospel of Saving Water at Off the Grid

by Lois Smith, CESC Marketing & Outreach Manager It’s a lovely night at the parking lot of Pastime Hardware in El Cerrito, where my colleague Evan and I have set up our folding table and decorated it with a prize … Continue reading


1013 Pardee Street, #201
Berkeley, CA 94710


Reduce general overhead lighting by delamping, and use task lighting where needed. Lighting can be reduced more near windows. When purchasing task lighting, buy lamps that use CFLs. If you already have halogen task lamps, when a bulb fails replace it with a halogen infrared (HIR) bulb.