New services, unique homeowner benefits and renewed commitment to equity drive identity change.
(Portland, Ore.)—The region’s largest home renewal provider reintroduces itself to the public today. The company’s new name emphasizes its customized homeowner approach, an expanded suite of services, and ongoing advancement of equity in the industry. Beginning today, Clean Energy Works is Enhabit (enhabit.org).
Enhabit CEO Tim Miller notes the identity change is part of the non-profit’s comprehensive momentum-building strategy to leverage new opportunities in the home renewal industry. “Our solid foundation in energy efficiency, collaborative public-private partnerships, and equity results all support our growth into a full suite of high-performance home renewal services,” Miller says. “Seismic strengthening, solar installations, radon testing, and other health and safety upgrades go hand-in-hand with home energy upgrades. The right combination of these improvements can dramatically boost efficiency, comfort, health and home value for thousands of families throughout the Northwest,” he added.
Miller acknowledges key partners like the City of Portland, Energy Trust, the State of Oregon, certified contractors, lenders, community organizations and many others for their important roles in Enhabit’s growth and impact over the years. The non-profit began in 2009 as a first-in-the-nation pilot program for saving energy, improving a home’s comfort and value, and reducing carbon emissions while creating high-quality jobs for workers in the hard-hit construction industry.
“Enhabit’s success is a clear example of public-private collaboration done well – an innovation that delivers significant public outcomes. The City’s ongoing partnership with this organization helps our citizens secure their homes from extreme weather events, directly addresses health issues like asthma and indoor pollutants, creates clean economy jobs, furthers our climate action goals and generally contributes to a more resilient community,” says City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
In six years, Enhabit has grown from a 500-home City of Portland pilot project to the region’s largest home renewal service, completing more than 4500 projects and generating over $90 million in local economic activity. Enhabit now serves throughout most of Oregon and in parts of Washington.
The organization’s focus on homeowner value drives further innovation, including a commitment to complete satisfaction with the Enhabit experience. Miller also highlights phone consultations with an Enhabit Home Advisor as a popular new service with customers. An in-home visit from a local, certified Enhabit contractor evaluates a home’s energy use (including the effectiveness of air sealing and insulation, and the performance of heating and cooling systems), earthquake readiness, and whether a home is a good candidate for solar energy – all designed to help determine if a home is performing well, or not. The one-stop service emphasizes flexible financing with competitive loan products, including on-bill financing that allows project loans to be repaid on natural gas or electric bills.
Homeowners can learn more about potential improvements to their homes’ efficiency, health and safety by scheduling phone consultations with Enhabit Home Advisors.