This is way more exciting than it sounds If you’re going to save money when you make home energy upgrades, wouldn’t it be nice to apply those savings directly to your financing payments? Well, it turns out someone out there is really trying to make saving energy as easy as possible. This is exactly what you can […]
We’re excited to announce that The Energy Challenge the Free LED Program to two new communities – Madras and Prineville! Installs in Madras and Prineville will begin the last week in April, and will run for only five weeks, through May 24.
Accessory Dwelling Units – A Backyard Revolution This isn’t going to be a deep-dive into Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs–sometimes known as Mother-in-law suites or granny flats). We’ll save that for a series of future posts. To get started, we’re not the experts, so we’re going to point you to a few resources from an […]
Get a solar assessment The first thing you should do is find out if your home is a good fit for solar. The best part? It’s free! Below, you will find a list of a few of the things they will looking for up on your roof to make sure your home is a good […]
The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) recognized Bend this week for exceptional performance in a national competition to reduce energy use and win a $5 million prize. Bend ranked 17th out of 49 small- to medium-sized communities in the competition.
Excellent motivation to jump on your energy-saving to do list before the end of the year Almost forty years ago Oregon was a leader in the energy efficiency movement when the state created the Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The Oregon Department of Energy has overseen this program with the intention of encouraging Oregon residents to […]
NW modern design in the heart of NWC Good looks. Smart design. Open floor plans. Light-filled spaces. It’s everything a home needs to be. Welcome to the Range Apartments in the heart of Northwest Crossing.
A Creative Path To Zero Energy for Two Small Homes The accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on this property is a powerhouse. Literally. The solar panels on the roof of this small one bed, one bath ADU, produce a “net positive” amount of energy. This means that it at the end of the year, this home […]
Conversations about indoor air quality have long been part of building an energy efficient home. Now, increasing concerns about mold, radon, carbon monoxide, other allergens, and wildfire smoke are driving more attention to indoor air quality. One way to improve indoor air quality is to build an airtight shell which will reduce how outside contaminants […]
Energy Performance Score (EPS) from Energy Trust of Oregon can help you find the perfect home. Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Central Oregon Green Tour. You’ll find homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency, with an EPS™ to prove it. EPS, brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, is an […]