Category: News

Important updates from Enhabit

Welcome Enhabit’s Newest Home Advisor

Enhabit is preparing for the introduction of the City of Portland Home Energy Score program, beginning in January 2018 – requiring a score for all Portland homes listed for sale. Peter Kernan is Enhabit’s newest Home Energy Score Advisor and will develop and lead a team of authorized, licensed home energy assessors to work directly… Read more

Enhabit Partner GreenSavers Recognized as Contractor of the Year by EPA & Dept. of Energy

Oregonians recognized by US EPA and DOE for energy efficiency retrofits to homes For the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected an Oregon contractor, GreenSavers, as a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year. GreenSavers received recognition for making homes energy efficient in Portland and Bend. More… Read more

A Roadmap for Residential Heating Oil Conversion

Local governments and citizens together recognize the need for climate action. They are looking for innovative insights and practical solutions to reduce carbon pollution and deliver equitable community benefits. Enhabit created this guide as a collective approach to one opportunity: the elimination of residential heating oil. Made possible by a grant from the Bullitt Foundation,… Read more

Enhabit Launches ‘Smart Stat’ Initiative in Portland

Local  initiative launches to deliver greater efficiency, smart thermostat technology to more Portland homes.   Enhabit, one of the leading residential retrofit programs in the country, announced today a new initiative, called Smart Stat, to get smart thermostats and energy savings devices into more Portland homes, giving homeowners better control of energy use and comfort.… Read more

Enhabit presents ‘Leveraging Health Messages & Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to Sell Home Performance Projects

Presentation by Jason Elton of Enhabit at the 2017 HPC Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference Leveraging Health Messages & Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to Sell Home Performance Projects from michaelfrenchenhabit

Home Performance Health Benefits

U.S. DOE Releases New Study Linking Energy Efficiency to Home Health Improvements People spend more than 68% of time inside their homes. Allergens, indoor pollutants, radon, mold and mildew (as a result of trapped moisture) are significant causes of respiratory illness.  Now, a newly released study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers new… Read more

Home Energy Score Policy Adopted by Portland City Council

(Portland, Ore.)— City Council today voted to approve Portland’s Home Energy Score Policy aimed at cutting utility bills and reducing carbon emissions. The new policy will provide home sellers and buyers with valuable information on energy use, energy costs and home improvements. “Home energy scores is another key policy included in Portland’s 2015 Climate Action… Read more

Enhabit Announces New, Low-Interest Solar Program for Oregon Homeowners

Innovative financing tool, ‘SolarFlex’ will deliver substantial savings for customers  (Portland, Ore.)— Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works) announced a new program today that offers low-interest, long-term financing to Oregon homeowners installing solar panels. In collaboration with Enhabit’s partner lender Pacific Continental Bank, SolarFlex provides homeowners with low-interest financing for 18 months to pay for the… Read more

Enhabit partners with ENERGY STAR

Enhabit Announces Partnership with ENERGY STAR® Organization enhances ability to tap strong homeowner recognition of ENERGY STAR label (Portland, Ore.) Enhabit today announced plans to become a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR partner. Enhabit, through its voluntary partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program, will continue its… Read more

Bullitt Foundation Awards Grant to Non-Profit Enhabit

Enhabit to accelerate work on carbon reduction incentive fund (CRIF) and spur climate action in Washington communities. (Seattle, Wash.) – The Bullitt Foundation has awarded a one-year grant for Pacific Northwest non-profit Enhabit to accelerate the move away from oil-heated homes and toward adoption of cleaner sources of home heating. This grant funds a feasibility… Read more