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Program Updates

The OHCS Multifamily Energy Program is pleased share the following program updates to the Program Manual – effective September 3, 2019 – to better serve owners and developers of affordable multifamily properties through improved program flexibility, increased incentives, and additional measure offerings. These updates reflect the program’s response to direct feedback from participants and focus … Continue reading Program Updates

All Things Solar for Affordable Multifamily

This training provides OR-MEP program participants with an overview of the solar integration process onto existing and new low-income multifamily projects. This training gives an overview of the system design and the featured components, utility policies, local and federal policies, and regional program offerings that support solar installations. Throughout the presentation, we highlight local projects … Continue reading All Things Solar for Affordable Multifamily

Meet the Team: Carrie Bee

Name: Carrie Bee OR-MEP Role: Energy Advisor, Oregon Multifamily Energy Program What motivates you in this role? I am motivated by the opportunity to use my experience and knowledge of building science and energy efficiency to reduce Oregon’s energy use while providing comfortable, affordable housing for Oregon residents. What excites you most about the Multifamily … Continue reading Meet the Team: Carrie Bee

Beat the Heat this Summer

As the temperature increases this summer, help residents stay cool and reduce electric bills with these low-cost to no-cost energy saving tips. Reduce appliance usage to stay cool. Grill outdoors. Save energy by firing up the grill outdoors or prepare meals that don't require cooking. Only run dishwashers or washing machines when they’re full. Unplug … Continue reading Beat the Heat this Summer

Verification Protocols

This training will provide OR-MEP program participants with an overview on the program requirements of the Verification stage to ensure a smooth program completion process and quick incentive delivery. We will review the documentation required for the Verification submittal, including the Measure Verification form, photos, and invoices. We will share examples of submittal expectations and … Continue reading Verification Protocols

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