Sustainability

Homeowner Resources

General Sustainability Resources

Can green updates increase the value of your home? The answer is yes! Click here to learn more about the most cost-effective options for adding value to your home.

Weatherization/Insulation Resources

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

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

Solar Resources

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

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

New Homebuyer Checklist

Look behind the walls and discover the hidden value of energy-efficient newly built homes. This checklist will help you talk with builders and real estate professionals about home energy efficiency.

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, videos and more here.

Learn about eco-friendly landscaping tips here.

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

Free site visits
A resource for those living east of the Willamette on how to manage issues such as erosion, mud, and areas near streams geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water, and keeping soil healthy. Learn more here.

Energy Use & Renewable Power Options

Energy Use

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

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

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

Renewable Power Options

Portland General Electric – Green Source

Pacific Power – Blue Sky Renewable Energy

NW Natural – Smart Energy