Marin County Tool Lending Library The Tool Lending Library (TLL) loans building measurement equipment free of charge to qualified Marin County professionals working on short term energy efficiency projects. There are special considerations or borrower qualifications for the equipment in the TLL.
The TLL is made possible through a partnership with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Employment and Training. Funding was provided through a grant from the California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program for development of services to identify and train for employment opportunities in green energy occupations.
The Tool Lending Library program focuses primarily on residential projects. These tools are only made available to home performance professionals (see TLL Policy or click here for a link to Marin Builders website)BORROWER REQUIREMENTS Borrowers must first submit a Borrower Application via email to
APPROVED AGENCIESBuilding Performance Institute (BPI)Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®)California Certified Energy Rating Training Services (CalCERTS) California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA)Build It Green (BIG) GreenPoint Rater (for existing home)California State License Board (CSLB) (C20 ONLY)
TOOLS IN THE LIBRARY:
HOW TO CHECK OUT A TOOLRequests are made by sending a Tool Request Form via email to
The Tool Lending Library responds to the tool request by email within one business day with information regarding tool availability and to get more information about the project if needed. After the borrower confirms the loan, it takes one or more days (depending on the size of the loan) to prepare the instruments and make them available for pick up at the Marin Builders Association, 660 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael, CA 94903
Some instruments are few in number and may have waiting lists established. Be sure to confirm availability before making any project commitments that require tools from the Tool Lending Library
TLL Documents can be downloaded and printed below:
TLL Borrower Application