News and Resources

Interim Oregon Multifamily Energy Program Guidance on COVID-19

In response to concerns related to COVID-19, OHCS is implementing a series of interim policies impacting onsite activities for the Oregon Multifamily Energy Program. These policy changes have been adopted to be responsive toward this emergent health crisis. OHCS and our partners must do what we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect … Continue reading Interim Oregon Multifamily Energy Program Guidance on COVID-19

Case Study Feature Introduction

The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) is proud to present four case studies highlighting projects from the former Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and OR-MEP projects. These case studies feature both new construction and retrofit projects. Starting in April, the OR-MEP newsletter will feature one case study per month. Through each case study you can learn … Continue reading Case Study Feature Introduction

Meet the Team: Mariah Wills

OR-MEP Role:Energy Advisor What motivates you in this role?It’s always the people. It is very rewarding doing work that makes positive impacts on the day-to-day lives of people and communities. What excites you most about the Multifamily Energy Program?I have worked on other multifamily energy efficiency programs, mostly in California, but this is the first … Continue reading Meet the Team: Mariah Wills

ENERGY STAR and Enterprise Green Communities Program Updates

OR-MEP encourages you to keep up to date on energy efficiency programs that your project may benefit from. This month, we want to share two updates, one from ENERGY STAR and the other from Enterprise Green Communities. ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program launched in early 2019. Buildings … Continue reading ENERGY STAR and Enterprise Green Communities Program Updates

Meet the Team: Dan Wildenhaus

OR-MEP Role:Building Science Manager What motivates you in this role?Working with the Energy Consultants and Energy Advisors to ensure that residents and building owners actually see the energy savings our program promotes. There are few things in my professional life that are as rewarding and motivating as knowing that people are comfortable and healthy where … Continue reading Meet the Team: Dan Wildenhaus

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Announcement

The first round of Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS) Notice of Funding Availabilities (NOFAs) are live and can be accessed online. New this year, in order to apply for NOFA funding, OHCS requires applicants to submit a pre-application by March 6. You can read more about the new requirement online. On March 13, OHCS … Continue reading Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Announcement

High Performance Ventilation Webinar Training

The High Performance Ventilation webinar training provides attendees with an understanding of the importance of ventilation in multifamily buildings, as well as the different approaches and considerations for going beyond code-minimum practices. Ventilation systems are intended to improve indoor air quality by removing indoor moisture and pollutants, which benefits both the health and comfort of … Continue reading High Performance Ventilation Webinar Training

Incentives at a Glance Booklet Preview

The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) debuted its new Incentives at a Glance booklet for menu, bundled and whole building incentives. The booklet is designed to provide interested participants a look at incentive dollars for all measure categories. Quickly learn program eligibility requirements, explore program pathways, discover incentive measures and follow the steps to receiving … Continue reading Incentives at a Glance Booklet Preview