Carrie Bee and Julia Sinex presented on Resident Engagement at the Housing Oregon Fall Industry Support Conference.

The OR-MEP team developed resident-focused resources to support energy savings education and engagement with residents. These resources consist of a children’s activity book and Savings that Count, a document that illustrates a variety of actions residents can take to save energy and money in their homes.

The children’s activity book is designed to engage with children ages six to ten. The book consists of four activities, including an energy efficiency word search, crossword puzzle, color-your-own-LED, and “find the right path” maze. These activities are designed to offer children an introduction to energy efficiency, highlighting simple actions they can take to increase energy efficiency in their homes.

The Savings that Count document focuses on actions residents can take to save money in their homes. From heating and cooling, to water saving, to installing power strips and LED bulbs – the document features an apartment layout residents can use to easily spot energy saving opportunities in their homes and provides information on how they can make simple changes to increase efficiency and save their hard-earned money.

Stay tuned for updates to the OR-MEP Resources page within the coming months to learn more about these resident education resources.