Over the past 21 months, The Energy Challenge of Central Oregon has installed 50,000 super-efficient LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. Each bulb may seem like a small drop in the bucket, but cumulatively these bulbs are will save Central Oregon residents over $9.8 Million.
Calling all Energy Heroes in Redmond and Bend! You may have heard that we have some very exciting news for 2017 –we have our expanded our free LED light bulb installation program to serve Redmond and Tumalo! We have already reached 2,400 homes in Bend and our goal is to reach another 600 homes in […]
In office buildings, on average, 37% of expenditures go towards water – and in schools, it is 45%. And did you know that commercial buildings spend 8% of their utilities just to heat water? Since you are essentially paying for water twice (once to supply the building, and second as sewer discharge), analyzing water usage […]
In Bend, our water and sewer rates were recently modernized and we now we pay for every gallon of water we use. Our sewer rate is also connected to how much water we use and is calculated based on our average winter indoor water use. That means that any water saved indoors saves on the […]
The single most important thing Bendites can do to conserve water is to know how much water they use outdoors. Why? Because most of us have no idea! Outdoors is where we have the biggest opportunity to make an impact and the more you know about how much you use, the the easier it […]