How your home affects the climate
Home energy use accounts for 20 percent of the average household’s carbon emissions in Multnomah County. Our community’s success in tackling climate change depends on the energy we use and the materials we choose for our homes.
Take action now for the climate
These actions will help you:
Track your energy use
NW Natural Customers: Home Energy Analyzer
Pacific Power Customers: Home Energy Analyzer
Portland General Electric (PGE) Customers: Home Energy Analyzer
Use renewable energy
Solar Now! – Expert solar advice, links to incentives and free workshops.
Improve your home’s energy efficiency
Energy Trust of Oregon – Cash incentives, home evaluation tools and contractor assistance for homes heated with natural gas or electricity.
Clean Energy Works Portland – Lower your home energy bills through weatherization and home equipment upgrades with no upfront costs.
Get technical assistance
Regional Green Building Hotline – Green building questions answered here, FREE. Call 503-823-5431.
Fix-it Fairs – Free workshops and booths offering advice on saving money in your home, offered three times a year.
Build it Green! Home Tour – Annual tour of green homes and remodels in the Portland metro area, followed by a free Information Fair.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and US Green building Council (USGBC) ReGreen Program - Free downloadable guide to green home remodeling.
Clean up your indoor air quality
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – Reduce lead, mold and asbestos in your home.
Reduce your construction waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – salvaged building material center.
The ReBuilding Center – salvaged building material center.
Boneyard NW – online building materials exchange.
MetroPaint – Using recycled paint reduces waste, avoids production and shipping of new paint and it's a locally produced product!