Our Preferred Contractor Network

One of the most important things we can do to achieve our mission is find Preferred Contractors to work with repeatedly for many years to come.

Making changes to buildings to reduce energy use is critical to achieving our environmental mission, and our mission is central to everything we do at Carbon Lighthouse. We need to find Preferred Contractors committed to safety, excellent communication, reliability, and integrity. We need Preferred Contractors with deep expertise in their fields. We need Preferred Contractors genuinely interested in partnership: in helping us improve as we in turn help you improve, so that together we succeed more than we each could alone.

In building partnerships with our Preferred Contractors, we exhibit our Core Values:


We can accomplish more together, so as a team, we listen actively and seek to learn from one another.

Question Asking

Are things the way they are because they need to be, or because no one else has found a way to improve them?


We are honest, consistent and forthright with our clients, our teammates and ourselves.

Getting it done

We are on a mission, and there’s no time to waste, so let’s move quickly based on real-world data.

Life & Safety

We hold the safety of everyone we work with inside and outside the company in the highest regard and make decisions to ensure everyone goes home without injury at the end of the day. Read More.

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Join Our Preferred Contractor Network


Request for Partnership: Preferred Contractors for Lighting, HVAC Service & Controls, and Solar

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Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Metro Area, Hawaii, New York City Metro Area, Washington, DC Metro Area


Carbon Lighthouse is seeking Preferred Contractors to help us deliver energy efficiency impact to our clients across the US.

Our focus areas include installation and/or optimization of lighting, HVAC mechanical systems and controls, and solar photovoltaic systems. The Carbon Lighthouse team works to identify highly customized solutions to maximize the amount of financial and environmental return for our client. Often these solutions encompass multiple scopes across a single client site; for example, HVAC controls optimization as well as a rooftop solar array.

Once we have identified and defined the scope, we engage our Preferred Contractor(s) to implement the scope. While we have significant in-house technical knowledge, we rely on the expertise and experience of our Preferred Contractors to get the job done. Our specialty is in delivering energy savings; as such, we specify the desired outcome and our Preferred Contractors have creative license to determine the best way to achieve that outcome. As a direct result of successful implementations, our Preferred Contractors enjoy consistent, repeat work.

Contractors that are a good fit are able to provide services in lighting, HVAC mechanical systems and/or controls, or solar in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Metro Area, the state of Hawaii, New York City Metro Area, or Washington DC Metro Area. Preferred Contractors are committed to safety, excellent communication, reliability, and integrity. They have deep experience in their fields and are genuinely interested in partnership: In helping us improve as we in turn help them improve, so that together we succeed more than we each could alone.

About Carbon Lighthouse

Carbon Lighthouse is on a mission to stop climate change by making it easy and profitable for building owners to eliminate carbon emissions caused by wasted energy. The company’s unique approach to Efficiency Production goes deep into buildings to uncover and continuously correct hidden inefficiencies that add up to meaningful financial value and carbon elimination that lasts. Since 2010, commercial real estate, educational, hospitality and industrial customers nationwide have chosen Carbon Lighthouse to enhance building comfort, increase net operating income and achieve their sustainability goals.

We are a team that highly values question asking, getting it done, integrity, and teamwork. We appreciate a fulfilling work-life balance, prize transparency and communication, hold ourselves to high standards of performance and professionalism, strive for dynamism and innovation, and support our Preferred Contractors’ success and professional development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Service area in at least one of the following geographic regions: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Metro Area, Hawaii, New York City Metro Area, Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Professional services in at least one of the following scope categories: Lighting, HVAC mechanical systems and/or controls, solar photovoltaic
  • Hold a valid contractor’s license issued by the state in which work will be performed
  • Commitment to safety as demonstrated by internal policies, practices, and safety metrics
  • Ability to consistently comply with contractual obligations, both in relation to vendors and clients
  • Proven track record of executing projects on time and on budget
  • Impeccable project management and communication skills
  • In-house technical expertise in relevant scope category
  • Professionalism, integrity, and reliability

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Service area in more than one of the stated geographic regions
  • Professional services in more than one of the stated scope categories
  • Dedication to Carbon Lighthouse’s environmental mission

Apply for Consideration

If you’re excited about the possibility of becoming a Preferred Contractor and this looks like a good fit, please fill out the registration form by selecting “Apply Now”. Note that completion of this form is the first step in the process and does not imply that a contractor is approved for Preferred status.

Read more about How We Select Preferred Contractors.


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