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6 Things to Know Before Your Home Energy Score Assessment

Enhabit’s assessors often receive questions from realtors and homeowners about how they can prepare for their home energy score assessment. Here are six of the questions we get asked most often, along with some expert input from our team of home energy score advisors. How long does it take to get a home energy score?… Read more

Does My Portland Home Need a Home Energy Score?

As of January 2018, Portland, Oregon homeowners who want to sell their home are required to get a Home Energy Score before listing. Having worked with hundreds of homeowners for the past three months on their scores, we continually hear questions about which types of homes need to receive a Home Energy score. According to… Read more

What Causes a Low Home Energy Score?

Is your Home Energy Score lower than you expected? Maybe you even got a dreaded “1”?  If your score’s on the low end of the 1-10 scale, you might be surprised. Results can be concerning, especially if you’ve made investments in energy efficiency. But a low number means there’s a lot you can do to… Read more

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

Couple’s Home Energy Score a Blueprint for Future Upgrades

Home Energy Score: 3 Location: Mt. Tabor, Southeast Portland Home built: 1915 Estimated electric use: 9,058 kWh/yr: $1,033 Estimated natural gas use: 958 therms/yr: $1,044 Total energy costs per year: $2,077 A Home Energy Score is helping energy-aware Portland homeowners Lynn Merrick and Michael Kronenthal make efficiency upgrade decisions. Loving Restoration The couple spent years transforming… Read more

Energy Saving Improvements Highlighted by Home Energy Score

Classic Craftsman Gets Home Energy Score My name is Lourdes Gonzalez, and I live in a historic home in Laurelhurst. I live in a 1913 craftsman. Originally it had an oil furnace, which has now been converted to gas along with a lot of other energy upgrades that were done in 2013. I just found… Read more

Safe and Cozy: Homeowner Reaps Benefits of Crucial Repair Program

With her home now mold-free, insulated and more resilient, Nekicia Luckett feels good about her home and her future. “I feel safe and secure. I’m not going to have any problems, she says. “Now I feel like I can invite people over. I have a nice cozy home,” she says about the house she’s owned… Read more