California Association of Building Energy Consultants

About Us

Elizabeth ('Beth') Smithwick
Elizabeth ("Beth") Smithwick

When starting my business I wanted to use a name that would be close to the letter "A" in the alphabet as it is said that a listing in the yellow pages lists company names by the first letter of the business name. So with "C" as the beginning letter that puts the advertising listing near the top of the list. I also want to find a name that describes the business' work. So, that is how CompCalc's name was chosen. CompuCalc is close to the letter "A" for advertising listings and CompuCalc is short for computer calculations. A computer is used for the energy calculations!

I started CompuCalc in 1993. A member of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) since 1993, I continue in Good Standing with the CABEC organization. CABEC affords me with continuing education in the energy field and monitors my professional business practices.

Since November 1994 I have been certified as an Energy Analyst (CEA) for residential buildings. I am also certified as an Energy Analyst (CEA) for non-residential buildings (since September 2005). This means I choose to prove my ability through education and testing to understand and effectively implement the energy code in preparing energy documentation. Maintaining certification shows my dedication to providing accurate energy documents with the latest cost-effective energy requirements.

Proficient in the most popular energy modeling software programs used for California energy compliance, MICROPAS and ENERGYPRO, I make time to hone the tools of my profession.

Jeff Travis
Jeff Travis

On October 1, 2021, Jeff Travis joined CompuCalc. After working for Southern California Edison for 17 years, Jeff wanted to broaden his skills in the energy field. In August of 2022, Jeff passed a rigorous testing process through the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) and became a Certified Energy Analyst.