Businesses with high energy use will benefit from reduced electric bills. This project connects commercial and industrial businesses with resources that will support them in operational improvements and technologies that will help reduce their energy use.
Energy bills affect cost of living but are rarely understood when homes are purchased. This project supports the development of home energy labeling programs that clarify energy costs and open up financing options for energy efficient upgrades. This project includes identifying and sharing the anticipated benefits and impacts on both the community and on governing body Operations.
The greatest and least cost opportunity to impact the energy use and comfort of buildings is during construction. This project supports governing bodies in deploying incentives and/or sharing information that encourages home builders to build more efficient, comfortable, and resilient homes.
This project encourages public buildings to complete energy audits and implement cost-effective measures that save energy. Where applicable, we encourage entities to take advantage of Strategic Energy Management support from Energy Trust of Oregon.
Ensure low-moderate income families benefit from low energy bills, healthy environments, and safety in the face of power outages. Encourage and support efforts to make the new affordable housing development at Rand Road, and any future affordable housing developments, highly efficient, resilient, and all electric. Collect data on energy use, resident experiences, and share lessons learned.