A new digital fire lookout tower will soon be able to spot small fires before they threaten communities and infrastructure in the upper McKenzie River Valley, thanks to a new ALERTWildfire camera installed Monday on a communications tower owned and operated by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).Find Out More
It's called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN! We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.Find Out More
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level. At the same time, EWEB is also injecting $100,000 of additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program.Find Out More
As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 1 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2021.Find Out More
Here’s an hour of one-time tasks and a few more behavior change goals that will help you reduce your water use, save energy, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your EWEB bill!Find Out More
New programs provide customers opportunities to invest in local environment, watershed protection, and future climate scientistsFind Out More
Here in Eugene, where we are fortunate to have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation, electrification presents opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support climate recovery goals.Find Out More
EWEB is offering new programs to help Eugene electrify its transporation sector - tackling our largest source of carbon emissionsFind Out More
EWEB, City of Eugene project reduces City Facilities carbon footprint by 16%Find Out More
While world leaders debate climate action, EWEB reflects on our community's climate successesFind Out More
Recent material shortages have EWEB increasingly concerned about our ability to meet timelines for electric and water construction projects.Find Out More
At EWEB, we factor climate change into almost everything we do. As Eugene’s publicly-owned utility, we strive to fulfill our roles reducing our community’s carbon footprint, optimizing our use of clean energy, and helping our watershed adapt to a warmer climate.Find Out More
A case study of Alan Twig and his energy efficiency upgradesFind Out More
Ideas for supplying and cooking during an emergency outageFind Out More
The new mixed-use building on the corner of 32nd and Hilyard St., known as Amazon Corner, will have lower operating costs and a lower carbon footprint due to efficient ductless heat pumps and the use of LED lighting throughout the residential spaces.
During the pre-design phase, local developer Jon Lauch approached Travis Reeder of EWEB, now a Customer Relationship Manager, with a desire to make the building more efficient, while retaining comfort for tenants and residents. A few technologies for heating were discussed for the tenant spaces. With Travis' advice and assistance from EWEB's custom new-construction HVAC incentive program, Jon ultimately landed on a cost effective ductless heat pump system allowing year-round comfort and a low carbon footprint.
"I estimate the efficient ductless heat pump system will save nearly 200,000 kWh/year compared to a less efficient electric furnace," says Travis. "And because the system is all-electric, EWEB's clean power results in a lower carbon footprint than if natural gas had been incorporated as a heating source."
In addition, the building uses energy efficient, long lasting, and low maintenance LED lighting.
"The assistance from EWEB helped to make possible a higher level of quality for lighting and HVAC systems, while reducing operating costs for the Amazon Corner project. Working through the process with Travis Reeder's input and guidance was smooth and painless. We greatly appreciate EWEB's input, guidance and rebate programs," says Jon.
"This project has been a great partnership between the customer, developer, and EWEB," continues Travis. "We are always on the lookout for exciting new technologies and partnerships to assist in pushing the envelope of responsible energy use. We are happy to share what we have learned from decades of collaborating with our customers and developers, while staying up to date on emerging energy saving technologies."
In the near term, EWEB hopes to help drive Eugene's first high efficiency, all-electric, low greenhouse gas emitting mid-rise housing project. With the advent of economical heat pump water heaters, several options in heat pumps, and induction cook-tops; sustainable and comfortable housing is now a great option, even for serious cooks.
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