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Did you know that rental units comprise half of the available housing in Eugene? A 2017 study by the University of Oregon Business Consulting Group identified that more than 6,000 of those rentals likely need energy upgrades.
We have a number of programs and resources that can help both the rental property owner and the occupant.
Rebate and loan programs
Rental property owners can take advantage of our zero-percent interest loans or our rebate programs for efficiency upgrades. This includes ducted and ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and windows and insulation.
Improving the efficiency of your rental can help attract and retain tenants and increase the value of your property.Learn more
Usage history request
To receive usage history for a property you own, but for which you are not the current EWEB account holder, we need the current account holder to provide verbal consent allowing us to release that information. Please have your tenant call 541-685-7000 during business hours to speak with customer service.
Home Energy Score
We want to help tenants, rental owners, and limited-income property owners better understand the energy and water usage in their properties and possibly help lower monthly utility bills. The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating. The score allows you to compare the energy performance of your home to other homes nationwide.
The Home Energy Score program is a partnership between EWEB, the University of Oregon's Office of Sustainability and the City of Eugene, staffed by interns from UO who are trained energy specialists.
An energy specialist will review information about the home in EWEB records and collect additional home information from you by phone or email. Afterwards, you will receive a report that provides estimated energy costs and a list of recommended improvements. The report also provides households with low-cost ways to lower their bills. To view a sample report, click here.
For property owners, this Home Energy Score is a good way to promote the energy updates you have made to your rental or to get a plan for future upgrades.
Tenants and property owners can apply for a free EWEB Home Energy Score online here.
To learn more about the Home Energy Score program used nationwide, click here.
Energy efficiency programs
High-efficiency heat pumps are ideal for our mild Pacific Northwest climate.
An energy efficient ductless heat pump is cheaper to install and operate than any other heating system.
We offer rebates to help you upgrade your home's existing shell with energy-efficient products. Improve your insulation and you can conserve heating and save money over time.