Category: News

Important updates from Enhabit

City Expands Initiative to Prevent Displacement of East Portland Homeowners

Flood Insurance Savings Program saves homeowners thousands of dollars and keeps residents in their homes. Portland, OR – The City of Portland will dedicate $100K to mitigate and prevent displacement among East Portland homeowners living in flood zones. Homeowners in flood-prone areas are facing rapidly rising insurance premiums due to increasing flooding throughout the country.… Read more

City of Portland Launches Home Energy Score

First-in-the-nation program provides new insight into energy use and costs of Portland homes. ORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland’s Home Energy Score program took effect on January 1, 2018, requiring sellers of single-family homes to disclose a Home Energy Report and Score at the time of listing. Portland is the first city in the… Read more

Visual Facilitation Helps ‘Connect-the-Dots’ to Big Ideas at 2017 Future Energy Conference

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Enhabit-sponsored visual facilitator Guillaume Wiatr of MetaHelm helps attendees connect the dots and engage on a variety of important emerging clean tech trends. November’s NEBC Future Energy Conference in Tacoma introduced a fresh technique to generate conversation, engagement and inspiration for attendees – both during… Read more

Aaron Fairchild, Green Canopy CEO and Enhabit Board Member, Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Fairchild Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs  at 2017 Builders + Innovators Summit SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – October 18, 2017 Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Green Canopy CEO, Aaron Fairchild as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California. Goldman Sachs selected Aaron Fairchild as one of… Read more

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 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

New Study Links 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 evidence linking energy efficiency upgrades to healthier living environments. The DOE conducted… Read more

Portland City Council Adopts Home Energy Score Policy

(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