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Home Inspections
Commercial Inspections
Apartment Inspections
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Large Estate Properties
Infrared Inspections

Additional Services:

Home Energy Audits/Upgrades
Mold Surveys
Solar Energy Expert
Expert Witness

Service Area:

All areas within 50 miles
of West LA including:

Beverly Hills
Culver City
Hollywood Hills
Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach
North Hollywood
Pacific Palisades
Santa Monica
Sherman Oaks
Studio City
Valley Village
West Hollywood
Woodland Hills

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George Baral
Commercial and Home Inspection Credentials

  • Certified CREIA Inspector: California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
  • Newsletter Editor: CREIA 1990-1991
  • Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer
  • California Licensed General Contractor
  • Certified Green Building Professional
  • M.B.A., Finance/Accounting (Stanford)
  • M.S., Organic Chemistry (University of Chicago)
  • B.A., Chemistry (Brandeis)
  • Member: American Chemical Society and ACS Environmental Division
  • Member California Association of Building Energy Consultants
  • Past President: Stanford Business School Alumni Association, L.A. Chapter
  • N.A.T.E. Certified Gas Furnaces Installation Technician
  • Certified Energy Analyst (CABEC), 2008 Residential Standards
  • Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CABEC), 2008 Non-ResidentialStandards
  • Certified Green Building Professional
  • EPA RRP Certified (Lead Paint)
  • Certified Light Commercial Air Balancer
  • Certified Residential Air Balancing and Diagnostic Technician
  • HVAC Performance Testing and System Diagnostics Certification

 I have completed these courses/classes over the last few years
(almost all are 7-hour classes):

  • 2013  Residential Standards Essentials for Energy Consultants
  • HERS Advanced Rater Training: Manual S, Manual J
  • HERS Advanced Rater Training: Manual D
  • HERS Advanced Rater Training: California Ventilation Options—ASHRAE 62.2.2007 and 2010-Building Energy Series III
  • HERS Advanced Rater Training: Residential Air Sealing
  • Green Plumbers Core Curriculum Training (32 hours)
  • Retro-Commissioning Fundamentals
  • Designing a Zero Energy New or Existing Home in California
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Design Fundamentals
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Integrated Project Delivery
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: People and Plug Loads
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Renewable Energy
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Enclosures and Assemblies
  • Zero Net Energy Homes: Mechanical Systems
  • Best Practices for Measured Home Performance
  • Infrared Cameras in Moisture & Building Envelope Investigations
  • Using Infrared Cameras to Improve Energy Efficiency
  • Leveraging the Power of Thermal Imaging
  • Air Handling Systems Efficiency
  • HVAC System Testing for Energy Efficiency
  • Package Unit Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments
  • How to Conduct an Energy Efficiency Site Survey
  • Sustainable building Envelopes
  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Lamp and Ballast Basics
  • Basics of LED Technology
  • From Candles to LEDs—Getting to the Point
  • Lighting Controls for Energy Management
  • Daylighting Basics
  • Daylighting Controls 
  • Lighting Fixture Maintenance
  • Lighting Retrofit Strategies & Project Management Techniques
  • Energy Management Systems
  • IHACI System Performance Module 1 & 2
  • EnergyPro Software for Beginners
  • Advanced EnergyPro
  • Fundamentals of Electricity and Energy Efficiency
  • Maneuvering Lighting Design Within Title 24, IECC, and ASHRAE/IES 90.1
  • Solar Water Heating Systems
  • Hot Rebates and Cool Savings for Foodservice
  • Technology Update
  • Cooling Tower Efficiency
  • Chilled Water Systems Efficiency
  • Motor Efficiency
  • Compressed Air Systems Efficiency
  • Adjustable Speed Drives
  • Basic Programmable Logic Controllers: Energy Efficiency Applications (3 days)
  • Green Building for Business Professionals
  • Business Management for Building Professionals

The following are certifications and/or memberships that I have allowed to expire because they are not worth the money and I already have the knowledge:

  • Founding member of EfficiencyFirst
  • Building Performance Institute
  • Certified GreenPoint Rater (New and Existing Homes)
  • California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA)
  • HERS Rater
  • Certified Conciliator: National Academy of Conciliators (for Home Owner's Warranty programs)
  • Certified Environmental Inspector: Environmental Assessment Association (EAA)
  • EPA: Lead-Base Paint Inspector
  • EPA: Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor
  • EPA: Radon Inspector
  • EPA: Asbestos Inspector
  • EnergyStar Contractor
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