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Insights From Enhabit’s First 50 Home Energy Scores

Enhabit assessors have completed 50 City of Portland Home Energy Score assessments to date. For the most part the results confirm what we expected, given our past energy efficiency field knowledge of the Portland housing stock. The average score so far is 4. The Home Energy Score is a number that ranges from 1, for… Read more

Video: How to Populate Portland Home Energy Scores on the RMLS

Realtors: RMLS has developed the ability for subscribers to auto populate home energy score information directly to listings, using RMLSWeb. The auto population process will make it simpler for real estate professionals to include home energy score information on a listing. In this video, Earth Advantage walks you step by step through the process. After… Read more

Essential Home Prep Tasks for Fall, Part II: Inside

In Part I, we explored outdoor tasks to improve your home’s efficiency and resilience as you prepare for winter. Here we point out a number of things you can do to prep your home for winter from inside, even as the weather outside turns cool and wet. From tuning your heater to safeguarding against fire,… 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