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

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

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

Resident Education Resources Preview

Carrie Bee and Julia Sinex presented on Resident Engagement at the Housing Oregon Fall Industry Support Conference. The OR-MEP team developed resident-focused resources to support energy savings education and engagement with residents. These resources consist of a children’s activity book and Savings that Count, a document that illustrates a variety of actions residents can take … Continue reading Resident Education Resources Preview

Search for Energy Saving Treasures at Your Multifamily Property

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Treasure Hunt campaign is a collaborative quest to uncover ways to improve energy efficiency and reveal untapped potential for energy savings at your properties. The Energy Treasure Map is a checklist for multifamily housing offers property managers the opportunity to evaluate their buildings and identify areas for … Continue reading Search for Energy Saving Treasures at Your Multifamily Property

Prepare Your Property and Residents for the Winter Season

Don’t let the winter blues chill your residents this year. Prepare your property for the changing season by implementing these simple, no- to low-cost tips to help residents stay warm while keeping heating costs low. Insulate Windows Encourage residents to use curtains or blinds to cover their windows to keep cold out when the sun … Continue reading Prepare Your Property and Residents for the Winter Season

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