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

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Announcement

The first round of Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS) Notice of Funding Availabilities (NOFAs) are live and can be accessed online. New this year, in order to apply for NOFA funding, OHCS requires applicants to submit a pre-application by March 6. You can read more about the new requirement online. On March 13, OHCS … Continue reading Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Announcement

Incentives at a Glance Booklet Preview

The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) debuted its new Incentives at a Glance booklet for menu, bundled and whole building incentives. The booklet is designed to provide interested participants a look at incentive dollars for all measure categories. Quickly learn program eligibility requirements, explore program pathways, discover incentive measures and follow the steps to receiving … Continue reading Incentives at a Glance Booklet Preview

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

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

Amending Rules for the Multifamily Energy Program

Per the OHCS Public Notice dated March 20, 2018: The Multifamily Energy Program is designed to address energy efficiency needs of low-income households in multifamily housing. The rules are being updated in response to the Governor's Executive Order 17-20 to expand the multifamily program. The proposed rules extend its scope by expanding income requirements and … Continue reading Amending Rules for the Multifamily Energy Program