Join The Future with Clean Energy Works Oregon
Join the Future with Clean Energy Works Oregon. A new nonprofit that helps energize your homes by making energy efficiency upgrades affordable and easy.
Who are we?
Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is a non-profit program established to reduce energy waste by encouraging homeowners to take direct action. CEWO is transforming the old into new, restoring our communities and reviving our economy. Our plan is to transform at least 6,000 homes in only three years.
CEWO keeps it simple.
We're transforming energy-wasting homes into comfortable, energy efficient living spaces that keep cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Here's how:
Homeowners have energy efficiency improvements within their reach.
The CEWO program offers no-money-down, easy financing and simple qualifications. Plus, it can offset future energy costs, particularly as they rise. This is made possible because of devoted partnerships between public, private and non-profit interests including our utility companies, local lenders, local governments, Energy Trust of Oregon, the Oregon Dept. of Energy and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. CEWO is a model for how we can all work together successfully for a common cause.
CEWO equips homeowners with expert guidance from start to finish.
An Energy Advisor is provided to walk each homeowner through the entire process, examining their needs with a thorough energy assessment, assisting with paperwork and coordinating certified contractors. This all-in-one solution keeps it simple by bundling multiple upgrades with vetted contractors, financing and easy repayment through a single utility bill (where available).
Homeowners can contribute to the greater good of their community.
Participation in the program directly supports a non-profit committed to positive social change, reducing the community's environmental impact while guaranteeing the creationof family sustaining jobs.
Fueled with forward thinking.
In April 2010, CEWO began as a pilot program in the City of Portland when it was awarded $20 million from the US Department of Energy to expand beyond Portland. This additional funding extends to thousands of participants in both metro and rural Oregon who need to finance and install energy efficiency upgrades. Homeowners can now access the financing and expertise required for energy efficiency home improvements such as new insulation or the installation of a high efficiency furnace or water heater. Owners may decide which upgrades and financing options make sense, under the helpful guidance of a qualified Energy Advocate.
Retrofitting to our future.
CEWO will retrofit thousands of homes. Hundreds of jobs will be created. And, homeowners will directly improve the lives of workers all over Oregon and help their families through this exciting industry-community partnership. It's a scalable effort that we hope other cities will adopt. You need it. Oregon needs it. And, we think the rest of the country will, too.
Join your neighbors in helping us achieve these goals. Apply for CEWO