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

A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

The material selection process for energy efficient upgrades in affordable multifamily projects often prioritizes cost, durability, and aesthetics. However, the content of materials and influence they can have on occupant health must also be considered. In the United States chemicals are considered safe until proven otherwise, and not all manufacturers disclose the full chemical content … Continue reading A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials