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Energy Efficiency and Weatherize


Solarize NE is pleased to provide information about energy-efficiency home improvement resources to our Portland neighbors. Rather than beginning a new program, we refer people to existing programs. We feature three different programs for participants interested in weatherization:


1.  Connect with the Community Energy Project to learn about low-cost weatherization measures

2.  Receive a Home Energy Review with Energy Trust of Oregon.

3.  Apply for Clean Energy Works Oregon, which offers in-depth energy-efficiency improvements and low-cost financing.

Weatherize Resources 

Energy Trust of OregonEnergy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and tapping renewable resources. Energy Trust's services, cash incentives and energy solutions have helped customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save more than $440 million in energy costs. With Energy Trust, it is simple to evaluate your home's energy use, find a qualified contractor and get cash for your project.


Community Energy Project.  Community Energy Project, Inc., empowers people to maintain healthier, more livable homes, control their utility costs, and conserve natural resources.  Community Energy Project will be hosting a weatherization workshop on March 6.  Please check our calendar for details.


Clean Energy Works Oregon.  Clean Energy Works Oregon is a program that is helping qualified Portland homes finance and install energy efficiency upgrades. With no-money-down financing, instant rebates, and step-by-step expert guidance, Clean Energy works Oregon is helping Oregonians save energy now and save their homes from becoming history. The program provides homeowners access to low-cost financing for energy efficiency home improvements, like new insulation or the installation of a high efficiency furnace or water heater. To help decide which upgrades and financing options make sense, participants will receive the assistance of a qualified Energy Advocate throughout the process.


State Home Oil Weatherization Program.  The Oregon Department of Energy administers the State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) Program, which serves Oregon households that heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane, or wood. SHOW-eligible homeowners can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization and heating measures.
SHOW homeowners can receive a maximum rebate of $500.