Lindsey BEC Project DirectorHey there, Energy Saver!

I hear you’re learning all about energy at school. My name is Lindsey and I work at The Environmental Center. (That’s me over there on the left). My job is to teach people about energy. There are a lot of people in Bend though, so I’m really glad that I can now count on you to help me get the word out.

As you’ve learned, energy is a super important resource that a lot of us tend to waste at home, school, and work. However, as you’ve also learned, it’s super easy to conserve energy too! Most people don’t realize that they are wasting energy and that it costs them a lot of money, so our job is to help show them some areas where they can really start to see some savings!

What did you learn from your Energy Assessment of your home? Did you find ways to save energy? If you’ve tried any of them out at home, let us know so that we can tally up how much energy your class is saving!

What did you learn from your Energy Assessment of your home? Did you find ways to save energy? If you’ve tried any of them out at home, let us know so that we can tally up how much energy your class is saving!
  • Please let us know which school you go to.
  • Let us know who your teacher is so we can track how much energy your class is saving.
  • Let us know who what period you are in to assist us getting your class the prize

Road map to getting certified

We take Energy Saver certification seriously, so in order to get there, each 6th grader in Bend will complete a 4-part education series on energy.

Lesson 1–All about Energy

We’ll learn about what energy is, how it’s transformed, and about renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Lesson 2–Where Our Energy Comes From

We will explore different energy systems and energy resources and their impacts.

Lesson 3–Electricity and You

What is electricity and how much do we use? We’ll learn how we measure electricity and each student will take home an energy assessment to complete at home.

Lesson 4–Become an Energy Saver–Calculating Home Energy Use and Cost

This class evaluates data from students’ home energy assessments. Then students will make recommendations of ways they can conserve and cut electricity costs in their own homes.


 Energy-Saving Resources to try out at your house

16 free LED bulbs, Bend, OR

 

LED Lighting

One of the easiest ways to really cut back on energy waste is with efficient lighting. Today’s LED (short for light emitting diode) bulbs use 7 to 8 times less energy than a conventional incandescent bulb.

Right now, The Bend Energy Challenge has a special program where you can get up to 16 LED light bulbs installed in your home FOR FREE! Learn more and sign up here!

Learn more about efficient lighting and how to shop for your new bulbs here.

Free Energy Saver Kits

If you are a Pacific Power or Cascade Natural Gas customer, you can sign up for a free Energy Saver Kit that will be delivered to your door in 4 weeks or less!

DIY Projects 

There are lots of no-cost and low-cost tips that can help you slash energy bills at your house. You can check out a list of some of our favorite projects on our DIY page.

Energy Assessments

Sign up today to get an energy assessment from one of our local certified contractors here in Bend. They’re not scary, but they might find some scary energy-wasting holes in your house! Learn more about what an energy assessment entails on our Energy Assessment page.

Go Solar! 

It’s super easy to see if solar is a good fit for your home. By signing up for a solar assessment, we’ll put you in touch with a qualified local professional to get you started. You can learn more about solar incentives and tax credits on our solar page.