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Electric mobility seems to be everywhere these days, but does availability equal accessibility? Here at EWEB we’ve determined that the answer is ‘no’ and are working to bridge that gap through EV car shares, community grants and electric bike rebates.Find Out More
In Eugene, we take pride in knowing we have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation. Roughly 90% of Eugene's power comes from carbon-free hydroelectric energy. And EWEB has a long history offering robust conversation programs. But we wanted to do more, so we launched Lead Green, a suite of programs for climate innovators looking to support renewable energy and take action on climate change. In the year since Lead Green was launched, we've accomplished a lot we can be proud of.Find Out More
Our skilled journeymen are experts in their field, with thousands of training hours and real-world experiences.Find Out More
National Infrastructure Week (May 14-20) may be a politically charged quip on the national stage, but for EWEB, the urgency and importance of infrastructure is no joke.Find Out More
By upgrading substations – key nodes in the electric grid – EWEB is investing today in a resilient electric grid for the future.Find Out More
EWEB employs multiple methods of safeguarding drinking water, from the source to the tap.Find Out More
The application period is now open for the Electric Mobility Community Grants. Mobility Grants of up to $25,000 will be awared to five nonprofits, schools and academic intitutions, government and other public agencies to cover costs associated with their electric mobility projects.Find Out More
Follow along as the Currin Substation, the first of 10 substations in 10 years, is rebuilt from the ground up as part of EWEB's Capital Improvement Plan for major infrastructure investments to rehabilitate, replace, and install new infrastructure.Find Out More
Today and every day, we celebrate and honor the hard work, innovation and dedication of electrical line workers.Find Out More
EWEB is excited to announce the eligible candidates for the 2023 Greenpower Grant! The winner of the Greenpower Grant will be voted on by Greenpower subscribers. Learn more about each origanization and their proposal before casting your vote.Find Out More
Carbon is everywhere. But do we really understand what it is and what is being referred to when people mention it? We are taking it back to the basics in this article that breaks down carbon and explains what it is at it's most basic element and why we need to pay attention to it.Find Out More
As a utility, EWEB is known for providing water and electricity to Eugene residents. But EWEB also operates the largest publicly owned open-access fiber network in Oregon. The infrastructure of underground fiber that connects high-speed internet in downtown Eugene needs to be maintained. Gretchen Lowen is the engineering technician who oversees changes or additions to EWEB’s fiber system.Find Out More
EWEB customers use more than twice as much water in the hot, dry summer months, compared to the cold, rainy winter months. The higher summer water use can almost assuredly be attributed to customers watering their lawns and gardens.Find Out More
To maintain the reliability customers have come to know and trust, EWEB must address an aging infrastructure bubble.Find Out More
Greenpower Grants, a program funded by voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions is currently accepting applications. The grant will fund a high-impact project that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and reduce or offset our community's carbon footprint.Find Out More
October 28, 2019
Is your rental property wasting energy and water? Find out with a free efficiency audit from EWEB.
Inefficient rentals are uncomfortable and costly to heat. They also waste energy, putting extra demands on the grid and producing more greenhouse gas emissions. Improving the efficiency of your rental with some simple upgrades can help reduce waste, attract and retain quality tenants and increase the value of your property.
EWEB's Efficiency Education Program will help you uncover the biggest energy and water wasters in your rental, and decide which investments make the most sense. The process starts with a brief walk-through of the property by an EWEB efficiency specialist. Following the evaluation, the specialist will provide a list of recommended improvements. This free program is available to tenants and rental owners.
Rental property owners can take advantage of EWEB's zero-interest loans or rebate programs for efficiency upgrades. This includes ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, windows and insulation. And if you apply for a rebate within 45 days of the audit, you can take advantage of an extra $200 incentive to upgrade your property.
If your tenants qualify for income-based programs, you may be eligible for expanded rebates. In some cases, you could experience zero out of pocket cost to make efficiency upgrades for qualifying limited-income rentals.
|Upgrade||Advantages||Standard Rental Rebate|
+ Extra Incentive*
|Income-qualified Rental Rebate|
+ Extra Incentive*
|Ductless Heat Pump||Reduce electric costs up to 50 percent, easy to install, and come standard with A/C||$800 + $200 = $,1000||$1,000 + $200 = $1,200|
|Heat Pump Water Heater||Reduce water heating costs up to 50 percent, and work with existing plumbing and electrical systems||$800 + $200 = $1,000||$1,000 + $200 = $1,200**|
|Insulation||Stabilize home temperature year-round, reduce energy waste and prevent moisture||$0.80 per sq ft up to 50 percent of job cost + $200||100 percent of eligible costs|
|Windows||Reduce energy loss, improve soundproofing and enhance curb appeal||$4 per square foot of high-performance windows + $200||$10 per square foot of high-performance windows + $200**|
*Incentives cannot exceed the total project cost.
**Zero interest loan is available in addition to the rebate for costs above the rebate amount.
Click here or contact our energy efficiency experts to learn more about rebate and loan programs.
To schedule an audit at your rental property, call 541-685-7089 or click the link below—we will contact you to set an appointment.
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