Accessory Dwelling Units: A Sustainable Housing Solution

September 24, 2020

Guest post from Mary Hearn, ADU Enthusiast & Advocate Learn more about the ADU Lab here.  Allowing homeowners to add accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to their property is one of the most promising infill development strategies we have for increasing our supply of housing within the existing fabric of our community. Many communities across the […]

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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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Green Tour Seeking Applications

June 19, 2019

The 19th annual Green tour will highlight positive solutions to save energy in Central Oregon and we want you to be part of it! The Energy Challenge is seeking applicants to showcase their homes and buildings on the 2019 Green Tour on Saturday, September 28th. The tour highlights innovation in sustainable design while still demonstrating […]

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Open the door to energy savings with EPS

September 17, 2018

Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Central Oregon 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 at the energy impact of a […]

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Getting up to Speed on ADUs

March 13, 2018

Accessory Dwelling Units – A Backyard Revolution This isn’t going to be a deep-dive into Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs–sometimes known as Mother-in-law suites or granny flats). We’ll save that for a series of future posts. To get started, we’re not the experts, so we’re going to point you to a few resources from an expert […]

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Range Apartments – Green Tour Site #2

September 21, 2017

NW modern design in the heart of NWC Good looks. Smart design. Open floor plans. Light-filled spaces. It’s everything a home needs to be. Welcome to the Range Apartments in the heart of Northwest Crossing.

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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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