News and Resources

OR-MEP by the Numbers – A Funding Update

Since launching the program in January 2018, we’ve had steady activity thanks to all of the great program participants who are committed to implementing energy efficiency measures in their buildings.   To learn about your experience with the program, we recently conducted a survey of those currently utilizing OR-MEP funds. Thank you to those who … Continue reading OR-MEP by the Numbers – A Funding Update

Program Update Webinar

In this webinar we discuss Multifamily Energy Program updates highlighting program funding availability, incentives reserved to date, and other program updates. Full Training Program Update Webinar  PDF Program Update PDF

Meet the Team: Mekha Abraham

Name: Mekha Abraham OR-MEP Role: Technical Manager, Oregon Multifamily Energy Program What motivates you in this role? Throughout my energy efficiency career, I have worked across many building sectors, including commercial buildings, schools, and residential. Working in the affordable multifamily sector has been the most rewarding because I’ve found owners and developers of affordable multifamily … Continue reading Meet the Team: Mekha Abraham

A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

The material selection process for energy efficient upgrades in affordable multifamily projects often prioritizes cost, durability, and aesthetics. However, the content of materials and influence they can have on occupant health must also be considered. In the United States chemicals are considered safe until proven otherwise, and not all manufacturers disclose the full chemical content … Continue reading A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

Oregon’s 10 Year Plan to Reduce the Energy Burden

Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 17-20 and in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Public Utility Commission, OHCS created a 10-year plan to reduce energy burden and improve energy efficiency in affordable housing across the state. The plan, which is accompanied by an interactive assessment of energy use in affordable housing, … Continue reading Oregon’s 10 Year Plan to Reduce the Energy Burden

On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Drain Water Heat Recovery

This training will provide a technology overview on drain water heat recovery (DWHR), including potential first cost and savings ranges for standard installations. The training will focus on three unique water heating configurations in multifamily buildings and how the technology can be folded into each scenario. Scenarios include: In unit water heating tank Centralized tank … Continue reading On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Drain Water Heat Recovery