Energy Savings

Gresham $ave Energy Fair, Gresham Downtown Library: Jan 26, 2013 11:30AM-5PM

01/26/2013 - 11:30am
01/26/2013 - 5:00pm
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Gresham $ave Energy Fair, Gresham Downtown Library: Jan 26, 2013. Info here!

Save Energy, $ave money!

When: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:30AM-5PM
Where: Gresham Downtown Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
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As winter draws near, many residents, both homeowners and renters, will be facing a chilly indoors, coupled with higher energy bills. As utility customers and taxpayers, they are financially supporting a variety of energy efficiency programs that could assist them, and yet they may be unaware of these opportunities. The City of Gresham is offering free energy efficiency information fairs, to raise awareness in the community about the benefits of energy conservation and the opportunities to increase energy efficiency in one's home. Regardless of whether one owns or rents, lives in a single family home, mobile home, apartment or condominium, there are no cost, low cost and advanced energy efficiency opportunities and incentives available.

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: May 5, 2012 11AM-12:30PM

05/05/2012 - 11:00am
05/05/2012 - 12:30pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: May 5, 2012 11AM-12:30PM. Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Sat May 5, 2012
11AM-12:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 3, 2012 6PM-7:30PM

04/03/2012 - 6:00pm
04/03/2012 - 7:30pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 3, 2012 6PM-7:30PM.<br />
 Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Tue Apr 3, 2012 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 10, 2012 6PM-7:30PM

04/10/2012 - 6:00pm
04/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 10, 2012 6PM-7:30PM.<br />
 Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM

04/21/2012 - 3:00pm
04/21/2012 - 4:30pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM. Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3-4:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Enhabit Fall Energy Saving Tips. Stay Warm and Cozy This Winter

Enhabit Fall Energy Saving Tips. Learn how-to stay warm and save money this winter. Info Here!

After what seemed like an endless, hot summer, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief as temperatures are finally dropping—winter is just around the corner!

Fall’s here, and your comfortable, safe home awaits

By Stephanie Swanson, Enhabit.org

Before the cold sets in for good, fall is the perfect time to take some easy steps to make your home cozier, healthier and safe for this winter and beyond.

Watch your windows. Did you know your windows can help keep your home warm in the winter? Take advantage of the winter sun’s heat by opening south-facing curtains, drapes and blinds during the day, and then closing window coverings at night to keep the heat in. If you don’t have blinds or shades, consider installing them to reduce heat loss (they’ll also help keep your house cool next summer).

Lower the dial and get cozy. Keep your home 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you are not at home, and lower the temperature slightly at night to save energy. Nothing’s cozier than bundling up with blankets on a winter night!

Breathe easy. Many homes trap allergens and pollutants which affect indoor air quality and can seriously impact the whole family. Checking for radon and installing a carbon monoxide detector are two simple steps that will help everyone breathe more easily.

Get prepared. Back to school is a great time to take stock of emergency preparedness plans and supplies. It’s also a good time to ensure your home is prepared for what may come. Seismic “hardening” of your home helps keep your home secured during severe storms, high winds and earthquakes. It’s also a necessary first step if you’re looking to get earthquake insurance.

For more information about how to improve the comfort, health and safety of your home, visit Enhabit.org/neighborhood and take a quick online quiz, or if you’re ready – schedule a free in-home visit with an Enhabit-certified contractor. Our qualified contractors and easy financing are available for a variety of home upgrades including energy efficiency improvements, radon mitigation, seismic retrofits and solar energy installations.

Clean Energy Works Oregon Offers These Tips for Staying Cozy this Winter

Clean Energy Works Oregon Offers These Tips for Staying Cozy this Winter. Info here!

Winter Tips to Save You Money

After a hot summer, temperatures are finally dropping—and winter is just around the corner.

Grab a coffee or a hot apple cider, put on your favorite flannel, and cuddle up to your sweetie because we’ve got you covered when it comes to the best tips for keeping toasty indoors.

Take advantage of winter sun. Yes, there is sun, even in Oregon winter! When it’s shining, be sure to open south-facing window curtains, drapes, and blinds during the day, so the sunlight can naturally heat your home. Close window coverings at night to keep the heat in.

Cover drafty windows. Tape a do-it-yourself, clear, plastic film to the inside of your window frames. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame. Installing window treatments, such as blinds, drapes, or shades, can also help reduce heat loss.

Adjust the temperature. Set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you’re not home to use less energy and lower utility bills. Lowering the temperature slightly at night and adding an extra blanket to the bed keeps the whole family extra cozy.

LED Streetlight Conversion Begins in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood

LED Streetlight Conversion Begins in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood, May 2014. Click to enlarge.
LED streetlight, Capri Terrace

Monday, May 19th, the Capri Terrace area of Wilkes East began receiving new LED streetlights -- replacing the old familiar 'pink glow' high-pressure sodium lights. The new streetlights are white, bright and money saving, but some folks say they also create more shadows at night.

What a bright idea: Gresham switching to LED streetlights

Source: Gresham Outlook website

Cost to keep lights on will go from $600,000 a year to $100,000 with new program

In yet another green effort to save energy and money, Gresham is starting a major streetlight replacement project, which will convert the city’s streetlights to high-efficiency LED bulbs. The move will save approximately $500,000 a year in costs.

Cities across the nation — even the globe — are turning to light-emitting diode lights as a way to save money and the environment.

Every Drop Counts: Simple Steps Save Water and Money During Fix-a-Leak Week and Beyond

Every Drop Counts: Simple Steps Save Water and Money During Fix-a-Leak Week and Beyond: March 17-23, 2014. Info here!

Water. Save a Little. Help a Lot!

Regional Water Providers Consortium offers free indoor water saving kits.

Many of us have ignored the sound of a trickling stream coming from our toilet, or maybe we’ve chosen to overlook those small, slow drips from a bathroom faucet or kitchen sink.

After all, how much water do they really waste?

According to the EPA, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak every year in homes across the U.S. That’s enough water to sustain the population of Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami combined each year. It’s also estimated that leaks in almost 10 percent of American homes drip away nearly 90 gallons of water a day. In the greater Portland metro area, that can mean about $100 in water charges literally going down the drain each year.

Many of these leaks occur in old fixtures, such as leaky toilets, faucets and showerheads. Fix these drips and you'll be amazed at how much water and money you can save.

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