Start the New Year saving money with energy saving tips
We know that saving money is important to our customers. Using energy and water wisely is a great way to reduce your monthly utility bill, even as the costs of electricity and water rise. EWEB has several steps you can take to reduce your usage and even make your home feel more comfortable.Find Out More
Currin Substation: End of year update
EWEB Engineer Philip Peterson explains what's been happening in the final stretch to complete the substation rebuild.Find Out More
EWEB Recognized with Excellence in Communications Awards from American Public Power Association
We are proud to have been recognized with two Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for 2023 from the American Public Power Association (APPA).Find Out More
EWEB now offering a Smart Thermostat rebate program
EWEB is excited to announce a new residential rebate program to provide electric customers with free or greatly discounted Smart Thermostats to customers whose primary source of heating is from an electric forced-air furnace or heat pump.Find Out More
Your EWEB Rates at Work: Investing Today for a Resilient Tomorrow
For more than a century, EWEB has planned, built, and maintained the systems that deliver safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible power and water to Eugene homes and businesses.Find Out More
Have an energy efficient and water conscious holiday season
The holiday season is officially upon us. Whether you are celebrating a special holiday or just sharing a meal with close friends and family, hosting can cause some unexpected energy and water usage increases – resulting in a higher utility bill. We’ve prepared some tips on how you can save energy and water this holiday season.Find Out More
River Road Substation returns to service after infrastructure upgrades
Supply chain shortages and proactive infrastructure investments, including constructing seismic foundations and implementing control modernization, have played a role in the substation's return-to-service timeline.Find Out More
The importance of managed electric vehicle charging explained
EWEB has much to handle related to EV charging infrastructure. To ensure that the switch from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles reduces the most emissions possible at the lowest cost possible, we need to implement managed EV charging.Find Out More
EWEB seeks public input on electric vehicle, demand response standards
EWEB is seeking public input on the potential adoption of updated standards for electric vehicles (EVs) and demand response programs. The potential standards are derived from the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.Find Out More
As prices increase, what can you do to take control of monthly utility bills?
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes in 2024. Here are some ways to save money and manage your bill, and how EWEB can help.Find Out More
Salmon Return to Finn Rock Reach
Finn Rock Reach and other restoration projects throughout the Middle McKenzie provide conditions to help young fish survive to adulthood.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.Find Out More
Where is EWEB in planning our future electricity supply?
In August, we reached a milestone: EWEB’s five-member elected Board of Commissioners approved an action plan to guide our energy supply choices for the next 2-3 years. How did we get here?Find Out More
Rate Setting Process is Customer Driven and Community Focused
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes to help maintain reliable utility services and fund critical investments in Eugene’s water and electric infrastructure.Find Out More
Planning for a Future of Reliable, Affordable, Environmentally Responsible Energy
The challenges revealed by Eugene Water & Electric Board’s integrated resource planning process mirror those facing the Northwest.Find Out More
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With EWEB assistance, Amazon Corner acheives lower operating cost and a reduced carbon footprint
November 08, 2018
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.