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Important updates from Enhabit

CEO Derek Smith transitions business to President Tim Miller as Next Chief Executive Officer

Board names proven organization leader Miller to become CEO in June 2015 as Smith embarks on new public-private ventures. Portland, OR – April 1, 2015 – Enhabit announced today that President and COO Tim Miller has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Derek Smith as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective June 2015.… Read more

City of Portland Applies for Second Round of Earthquake Funds for Home Seismic Upgrades

Open call for Portland homes to be bolted to foundations. (Portland, Ore.)— Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick today announced the next phase of a pilot project with Enhabit, which could give some 100 Portland homeowners the opportunity to receive seismic upgrades to improve the safety of their homes. If funded by a Federal Emergency Management… Read more

Small Coastal Earthquakes Remind Oregonians to Prepare Homes

Bolting homes to foundations and other structural improvements cost relatively little, but mean less damage and more homes left standing after the inevitable Big One.  Seven small earthquakes off the coast of Oregon caused no damage, but they are a reminder of the seismic potential of the faults underneath Oregon and potential for significant damage… Read more

Enhabit and Indow Windows featured on Energy Efficient Markets.com

Enhabit and Indow Windows were recently featured in an article, “Energy Efficiency Startups, Can You Find Support Like This From Your State?” on energyefficiencymarkets.com From the article: Energy efficiency startups, maybe you should all head out to Oregon. In Oregon, one company, Indow Windows, benefitted from state grants that totaled $83,000 and says that Oregon’s… Read more

Measure the Value of Efficiency with the Energy Performance Score (EPS)

Purchasing a home is the largest investment most families will ever make and savvy homebuyers use every bit of information available to them. Home inspections reveal safety hazards and Walk Scores show how close a home is to neighborhood amenities like restaurants, parks, schools, and grocery stores. A new tool in the homebuyer’s toolkit is… 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

Enhabit Contractor, GreenSavers, honored by EPA as a 2016 ENERGY STAR contractor of the year

Local contractor gets national recognition for making homes more energy efficient. GreenSavers, a leading home performance contractor in Portland and Bend, announced today that it was selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a winner of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award. Out of 2,100 contractors across the country, GreenSavers is 1… Read more

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