We’ve been working with local residents over the last two and a half years to help them save money on energy bills and make their homes more comfortable. This year, The Energy Challenge is extending a key ductless heat program to rental and multifamily housing markets. “While the name doesn’t lend itself to rousing a lot […]

The Bend Energy Challenge team is partnering with the Green Impact Campaign to bring free energy assessments to small businesses as part of the national Kilowatt Smackdown competition. Twenty COCC and OSU-Cascades students have signed up to put their knowledge to use by performing these assessments. The Green Impact Campaign’s Kilowatt Smackdown is a nationwide […]

 Calling all local businesses – check out this new solar incentive program! Together with local businesses, we know we can make a difference in the amount of energy that our community uses. That’s why The Bend Energy Challenge is launching a special program to bring Power to the People. Join our team of business energy heroes and your business can sign […]

Lighting can be your highest business energy cost – and your greatest opportunity for savings. Reducing heat output from your lighting can also reduce your air conditioning costs. Without proper lighting, productivity, safety, security and overall aesthetics can be compromised. Good lighting design contributes to employee comfort and health, which in turn can result in greater […]