With EPS, energy performance is in the details

September 22, 2020

Guest post from Energy Trust of Oregon See the benefits of energy-efficient homes at this year’s virtual Central Oregon Green Tour. Energy experts and homeowners will give you the insider’s scoop and lead video tours of EPSTM rated homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency. Brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, EPS is […]

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Get involved with Bend’s climate future

July 8, 2020

The City of Bend is actively recruiting nine positions for the Environment and Climate Committee (ECC) until July 31, 2020. During the June 17th, 2020 City Council meeting, Bend City Council voted to establish the Environment and Climate Committee. The committee’s primary focus is to provide input and recommendations to the City Council on topics […]

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5 ways to save energy in your kitchen while quarantined

April 6, 2020

Don’t let social distancing get the best of your energy budget! These are some tried-and-true ways to save energy that are extra relevant while you’re quarantined at home. Whether it’s just you or your whole family, there are a lot more meals happening in our own kitchens than ever before. 1. Use your dishwasher. We […]

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4 Spring cleaning tips that can save you energy too

May 3, 2019

Clean your refrigerator coils. Before your fridge starts to work extra hard in the heat of summer, give it a leg up by cleaning the condenser coils that are underneath your fridge. We are known for lots of dirt and pet hair here in Central Oregon which can build up on the coils. When they […]

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The Energy Challenge Installs LED Light Bulbs in 5,000th home in Central Oregon

October 8, 2018

The Energy Challenge, a program of The Environmental Center, is proud to announce they installed free LED light bulbs in the 5,000th home in Central Oregon. Over the past three years, the program has installed over 75,000 super-efficient LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. Each bulb may seem like a small drop in the bucket, […]

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Free LEDs expanding to Prineville and Madras

April 5, 2018

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.

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VIDEO: Heat Pump Water Heaters

October 20, 2017

Neil from The Energy Challenge answers some common questions we get about heat pump water heaters: Will it work well in my home? How much energy and money can I save? Check out this short, helpful video! Let us know if you have any other questions, and visit theenergychallenge.org/hpwh for more info.

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New milestone – 50,000 LED bulbs installed!

August 18, 2017

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.

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LED Program Installs 50,000 Bulbs!

August 16, 2017

The Energy Challenge Installs 50,000 Energy-Saving LED Light Bulbs  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. This […]

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You can be the Leader of a Movement

May 8, 2017

So, you just got some free LEDs installed. And you think they’re pretty great.  What are you waiting for?!  You’re excited–don’t you think your friends will be too? Now’s your chance to spread the word. Don’t let your friends miss out. Here are five ways you can help spread the word:

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