Homeowners have long faced tough decisions about spending limited home improvement budgets on home insulation, in lieu of a kitchen upgrade or a roof repair. Clean Energy Works Portland helps homeowners create energy efficient homes with no upfront costs. This unique pilot program is designed to help homeowners improve the value of their homes in a real estate market that values green upgrades, with no initial cash outlay. The cost of the energy-efficient improvements will be financed through a low-cost, long-term loan that the homeowner can repay over 20 years on their utility bill.
Be one of the first 500 Portlanders to take part in the Clean Energy Works Portland pilot. The pilot is helping qualified Portland homeowners finance and install high-impact energy saving improvements, such as new insulation or the installation of a high efficiency furnace or water heater. Homeowners are paired with a certified Building Performance Institute contractor and receive one-on-one guidance from an Energy Advocate. This team will assess and prioritize the home’s energy-saving opportunities, and help the homeowner decide which improvements to make. The contractor will then install the energy-saving upgrades to the home.
Thanks to federal stimulus funding, homeowners will pay no upfront costs. To date, participants have financed between $4,000 and $20,000 worth of energy upgrades to their home. The average loan amount is $11,000.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Go to www.cleanenergyworksportland.org now to learn more and apply. Spots fill up fast, so be sure to apply soon!
Brought to you by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon and other organizations.