Homeowner Resources

General Sustainability Resources

Can green updates increase the value of your home? Yes!

Weatherization/Insulation Resources

Insulation Fact Sheet
Find DIY smart approaches to adding insulation to your home. Learn more.

General Weatherization/Energy Tips
Access tips on how to weatherize your home from the Department of Energy. Learn more.

Solar Resources

Steps to Solar
Resources on going solar, FAQs, group buying opportunities, and incentives. Learn more.

Reducing Resources
Resourceful PDX offers creative ideas on borrowing, sharing, and repairing to decrease unnecessary purchases and to conserve resources, as well as events and education.

Natural Gardening & Outdoor Water Efficiency

Expert Gardening Advice
Grow a garden that’s beautiful, abundant, and safe for children, pets, forests, and streams. Find free expert advice, workshops, and videos here.

Learn about eco-friendly landscaping tips here.

Outdoor Water Efficiency
Learn more about water efficient plants, landscape irrigation, and maintenance here.

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
This is a resource for those living east of the Willamette on managing issues such as erosion, mud, and areas near streams geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water, and keeping soil healthy. Learn more.

Energy Use & Renewable Power Options

Energy Use

Saving Energy
Get the Energy Saver’s Guide for saving energy and money in your home.

Purchasing Energy Efficient Appliances
Read more about how to purchase an energy efficient appliance using the EnergyGuide Label.

Home Energy Score
The Home Energy Score™ provides homeowners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Learn more.

Renewable Power Options

Portland General Electric – Green Future Choice

Pacific Power – Blue Sky Renewable Energy

NW Natural – Smart Energy