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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Common misconceptions about the Home Energy Score

November 4, 2019

For more background on what the Home Energy Score is, visit our previous blog post What is the Home Energy Score and why is it in the CCAP? Why Home Energy Scores? The Oregon Department of Energy’s 2018 Biennial Energy Report took a deep dive into energy consumers in our state. Unfortunately, Oregon continues to see […]

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Open the Door to Savings with EPS

September 24, 2019

Open the door to energy savings with EPS Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Green Tour. You’ll find homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency, with an EPS™ to prove it. EPS, brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, is an energy performance scoring system that gives you an inside look […]

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How to go solar: Step 1

January 26, 2018

Get a solar assessment  The first thing you should do is find out if your home is a good fit for solar. The best part? It’s free! Below, you will find a list of a few of the things they will looking for up on your roof to make sure your home is a good […]

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The Powerhouse on Union Street – Green Tour Site # 1

September 20, 2017

A Creative Path To Zero Energy for Two Small Homes The accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on this property is a powerhouse. Literally. The solar panels on the roof of this small one bed, one bath ADU, produce a “net positive” amount of energy. This means that it at the end of the year, this home […]

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Zero energy home with a view-Green Tour Site 5

September 18, 2015

Site # 5 – 6149 Hosmer Lake Drive, Tetherow Builder:  WoodCraft Building Inc. Designer: Jason Offutt,The Shelter Studio Home Performance Contractor: Earth Advantage Preliminary Energy Performance Score (EPS): 18 Solar Electric System: 12.3 kW 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Baths, 3821 Sq Ft   This net-zero Mid-century modern home was built to capture views and maximize energy efficiency. […]

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Net Zero Energy Home Wins Best in Show at COBA Tour of Homes

July 23, 2015

2481 nw drouillard ave, nw crossing, bend, or  Built by: SolAire Homebuilders This beautiful home, located in NW Crossing features a great variety of energy saving techniques, including a Net Zero certification—meaning that this home produces all of the electricity that it consumes in a year! It also just happened to take home a few awards from […]

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