OR-MEP Training Webinar: A Multifamily Overview of the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code

The Multifamily Overview of the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code webinar is hosted by OR-MEP and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) and focuses on the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code. The current commercial energy code is applicable to projects permitted on or after January 1, 2020. This training covers: What’s changed … Continue reading OR-MEP Training Webinar: A Multifamily Overview of the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code

Resident Education Highlight: Children’s Activity Booklet

The OR-MEP team developed a series of resident education pieces for property managers to implement at their properties to help residents understand and reduce their energy use. These resources are designed to raise awareness about energy efficiency in a practical and relatable format. The Children’s Activity Sheet is designed to teach a younger audience (ages … Continue reading Resident Education Highlight: Children’s Activity Booklet

OR-MEP Energy Modeling Guidelines

Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) recently released new Energy Modeling Guidelines. The Energy Modeling Guidelines describe the modeling requirements for projects pursuing the Whole Building Path for both Existing Building and New Construction projects, and serve as supplement to the OHCS Multifamily Energy Program Manual. The Whole Building Path, which is designed for projects interested … Continue reading OR-MEP Energy Modeling Guidelines

Case Study Feature: Henry Building

Name:Henry Building Location:Portland, OR Property Size:1 Building, 173 Units Project Type and Pathway:Existing Building, Whole Building Reserved Incentive:$88,327 Electric Energy Savings:22% Compared to Code110,409 kWh Measures Summary:The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program incentivized the following energy efficiency measures proposed at Henry Building: Mini-Split Heat PumpIn-Unit Window Watcher ThermostatsRoof InsulationAir SealingEfficient Storm WindowsLED Lighting: In-Unit and Common … Continue reading Case Study Feature: Henry Building

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. The resources include: Children’s Activity Booklet: This booklet is designed to introduce children to energy … Continue reading Resident Education Resources

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