Category: Success Stories

Total Turnaround: 30% Reduction in Energy Use

Cute-as-a button, not buttoned up Sandy Bielen was on a mission to find a house in Hood River. After an exhaustive, yet unsuccessful five-year search, she and her husband Brook focused their sights on Rocky Road, which is just steps away from their kids’ elementary school and a nature trail. With two kids and a… Read more

Berenice Lopez-Dorsey, Home Energy Life Performance Group

“We have always envisioned a sustainable partnership with Enhabit in the home performance industry, one in which we serve our community through energy improvements while creating long-term, well-paying jobs.” Home Energy Life Performance Group (H.E.L.P) was one of the first contractors to participate as an Enhabit contractor. H.E.L.P. owners Berenice Lopez-Dorsey and Clyde Manchester believe Enhabit’s strong… Read more

Portland Family Cuts Energy Use in Half

Kristin Russo and her husband Thomas felt lucky to be able to buy their house in North Portland. They got a great deal on a nice house in a great neighborhood. Plus, it was large enough to accommodate the start of a family. But with any old house, it had its share of problems. The… Read more

Homeowner Now Sees House as a System

“No good deed goes unpunished.” It’s a famous quote by Oscar Wilde and also how Jackie Yerby felt after a home-improvement project in her 1915 craftsman-style house went awry a couple years back. Jackie moved into the King neighborhood house 10 years ago and has been slowly making improvements to it’s look and energy performance.… Read more

Enhabit Takes 1950s Bungalow From Good to Great

As Julien Jaborska was happy to find out, you don’t need a dilapidated old home with disconnected duct work or a 100-year old furnace to take advantage of an Enhabit home energy upgrade. Julien could tell he probably needed new windows, so he figured he would give Enhabit a try. After the initial 100 Point Performance… Read more

The Lindbergs Earn Green by Going Green with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

An energy efficiency remodel adds real dollars to this home’s appraised value.

Family Goes All In to Cut Energy Use 46%

The Docks didn’t need a test to find out their 1965 split-level ranch in Grants Pass leaked, they just looked at the roof. So much heat was escaping through the attic, snow melted on contact. Inside, the Docks covered their windows with plastic sheeting to keep the freezing cold air out. “It was hideously ugly,”… Read more