Buildings Climate Actions in Oregon

Here is a selection of the climate actions in the Buildings Solution Area going on now in Oregon.

City of Portland Ecoroofs (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/44422) supports installation of ecoroofs, replacing conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system -- a layer of vegetation over a growing medium on top of a synthetic, waterproof membrane. An ecoroof significantly decreases stormwater runoff, saves energy, reduces pollution and erosion, and helps preserve  fish habitat. Ecoroofs also absorb carbon dioxide, cool urban heat islands, and filter air pollutants. Ecoroofs increase habitat for birds and insects and provide much needed green-space for urban dwellers. [Portland metro]

Community Energy Project (https://www.communityenergyproject.org/) provides free home services focused on safety, health, and energy efficiency. CEP provides free community education and supplies, as well as direct home energy upgrades and repairs. [Portland metro]

Earth Advantage (https://www.earthadvantage.org/) accelerates the adoption of high performance and sustainable residential building practices: maintaining well-above-code building standards, providing green home data to the real estate market, and providing training to key professionals. [Statewide+]

Energy Trust of Oregon (https://energytrust.org) helps people find energy solutions for homes and businesses, offers cash incentives for energy efficient upgrades, and recommends skilled contractors. [Statewide]

Solar Oregon (http://solaroregon.org/) works to incorporate solar design as a standard in the built environment to lead the nation with a clean energy economy. The organization leads tours, delivers workshops, and advocates for pro-solar policies to help homeowners and communities navigate and accelerate the development of solar energy in Oregon and southwest Washington. [Statewide+]

If you have a project in this area, and would like to post it, please contact us at ORClimateHub@gmail.com, or message us within the Hub. For other informational starting points, visit our resources page or the current collection of resource posts.

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Listing created Jan 17, 2022