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In the Matter of:

Complaint / Request for Investigation
Regarding Energy Sense / MASCO

Docket No. 08-CRI-01


Notice of Hearing

Documents for this Proceeding

The Efficiency Committee of the California Energy Commission ("Energy Commission") will conduct a hearing regarding the complaint / request for investigation filed by California Living & Energy and Duct Testers, Inc. (collectively "complainants") against Energy Sense / MASCO Group of Companies and Subsidiaries (collectively "respondents"). Commissioner Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., is the Presiding Member.

The hearing will be held:

The March 18 and 19 Hearing dates have been CANCELED

Beginning each day at 9:00 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The hearing will be used to determine the validity of the allegations contained in the complaint, by way of the introduction of testimony, written documents, and other evidentiary materials. Documents previously filed in this proceeding can be found on the Energy Commission's website at


On July 9, 2008, the complainants filed a written complaint with the Energy Commission, pursuant to title 20, Section 1231 of the California Code of Regulations ("CCR"). The complaint alleges that respondents are in violation of title 20, Section 1673, subd. (i) (2) of the CCR, in that they provide HERS rating services but are not entities independent from the builder or subcontractor installer of energy efficiency improvements that are field verified or diagnostically tested.

By way of an Efficiency Committee order dated August 5, 2008, the complaint was served on the respondents by certified mail and via first class mail to interested parties. On August 28, 2008, the respondents filed with the Energy Commission a written answer to the complaint. Respondents denied they were in violation of the applicable regulations, and asserted several affirmative defenses to the allegations contained in the complaint.

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Commissioner and Presiding Member
Efficiency Committee