Elements of Earth and Energy

About Us

 

Elements of Earth and Energy has been licensed with the CSLB since 2012, with an active General Building, Electrical and Solar Contractor License (B, C-10, C-46).  As a Net Zero Developer, we have designed, installed and troubleshot the most complex PV and Battery systems in the market place today – residential, commercial and light industrial.  Hired by SCE, SoCal Gas CO and Energy Upgrade CA from 2012-2016, we mentored and trained hundreds of contractors in Advanced Building Performance, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Renewable Energy teaching and revising the Building Performance Institute Standards to meet the California requirements of energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy in an effort to fight our climate crisis. We are also well versed in indoor and greenhouse cultivation in optimizing the growing environment.  We help customers improve a building's health and safety, indoor air quality (especially carbon dioxide, oxygen and moisture issues), comfort, durability and energy efficiency. 

 

We help people, plants and biology thrive in optimized environments indoors, in greenhouses and outside. We are conscious about our environment and continue to help improve the social and ecological health of our community (including soil ecology, water shed, and air quality), while protecting our ecosystems and earth’s natural resources.

 

North American Board Certified Energy Practitioner:

  • PV System Inspector, Cert.# 073020
  • PV Installation Professional, Cert. 110112-152
  • Former Registered PV Associate Instructor, 2019-2020

 

Solar On Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)

  • Chair, Workforce Development Task Force, 2022-2024

 

Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA)

  • Member, Comminity Advosory Committee, 2022-2024
  • Member, Offshore Wind Energy Subcommittee, 2022-2024
    • Phase 1 - 150 MW by 2030, 25 miles off coast of Eureka
    • Phase 2 -  1.5 GW  by 2045, 25 miles off coast of Eureka

 

Partial Customer List:

  • Southern California Edison
  • SoCal Gas Company
  • Energy Upgrade California
  • 3rd Street Santa Monica Mall
  • West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital
  • Lithographix
  • Ventura County Community College District
  • Anaheim City Movie Theatre
  • UCLA Apartments
  • Residential homes
  • 100’s of other satisfied clients from Southern to Northern California

 

 

Jeff Trirogoff:  President of Elements of Earth and Energy

 

Jeffery Trirogoff.jpgHe currently works for the largest Affordable Housing Developer in California and 5th in the nation, as the Energy Project Manager.  He has spent the last decade working for Affordable Housing Developers ensuring the projects become certified as: Zero Net Energy by the U.S. Department of Energy; Water Sense, Energy Star and Indoor airPLUS by the Environmental Protection Agency; LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council; and Building Energy Efficiency Standards Title 24 compliant per the California Energy Commission. 

 

He specializes in energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and advanced building performance.  He is President of Elements of Earth and Energy, a California licensed General Building (B), Electrical (C-10), and Solar (C-46) contractor; Certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Photovoltaic (PV) System Inspector and PV Installation Professional, Cert. No.: 073020-007479 and 110112-152, respectively; a Registered NABCEP PV Associate Instructor, having taught an SCE grant funded, pilot solar PV program for the Ventura County Community College District in 2019; and a former mentor and trainer in energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and advance building performance for Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company and the Energy Upgrade California program (EUC) in Southern California from 2012-2016.  EUC is supported by an alliance of the CPUC, the CEC, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to help communities meet state and local energy and climate action goals. 

 

He sits on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), a local government Joint Powers Agency whose members include the County of Humboldt; the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad; and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District.  He also sits on the Offshore Wind Outreach Subcommittee, created to help develop 150 MW of floating wind turbines about 25 west of Eureka (Phase 1) and 5 GW by 2045 (Phase 2).  The purpose of RCEA is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region for the benefit of the Member agencies and their constituents.  The CAC supports RCEA public engagement efforts and to provide decision-making support and input to the RCEA board.

 

As a member representing Northern California, he is the Chair of the Regional Job Training Organization Task Force for the Solar On Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program.  SOMAH is the vehicle to implement AB 693, which provides financial incentives ($100 M per year until 2030) for installing PV energy systems on multifamily affordable housing serving utility and community choice aggregator customers in the territories of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Liberty Utilities Company, PacifiCorp, and Tribal Communities.  The SOMAH Program is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission.

 

He is focused on protecting biodiversity, oceans and wild lands conservation, and earth’s natural resources, while sharing renewable energy technologies to protect and save our planet.  

 

He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics at UCLA in 1994.  He resides in McKinleyville, CA with his wife and family, and he is happy to be a grandfather.