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Resident Comfort and Energy Savings During COVID-19 Stay Home, Save Lives Order

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Kate Brown’s Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order, more Oregonians are now spending most of their time at home. This change in daily life will likely increase household energy use for many Oregonians. The OR-MEP team compiled the following tips and resources to help you and … Continue reading Resident Comfort and Energy Savings During COVID-19 Stay Home, Save Lives Order

Case Study Feature: Canal Commons

Name:Canal Commons Location: Bend, OR Property Size:6 Buildings, 48 Homes Project Type and Pathway:New Construction, Whole Building Reserved Incentive: $208,611 Electric Energy Savings:42% Compared to Code208,611 kWh Measures Summary:The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program incentivized the following energy efficiency measures proposed at Canal Commons: Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat PumpsEnergy Recovery VentilationWall InsulationEfficient WindowsENERGY STAR DoorsAttic InsulationLED … Continue reading Case Study Feature: Canal Commons

Resident Education Resources

The OR-MEP team developed a series of resident education pieces for property managers to implement at their properties to help residents reduce energy use. These resources are designed to raise awareness about energy efficiency in a practical and relatable format. View the resources below: Resident Energy Savings Competition: The Resident Energy Savings Competition guide is … Continue reading Resident Education 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

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

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: 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