Home Energy Use Lowest In Over a Decade

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Home energy use nationwide has dropped to the lowest levels since 2001, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And that comes despite the fact that we use more gadgets than ever. In Southern Oregon, just like the rest of the country, much of that comes down to building and appliance … Continue reading »

Heating Your Home Efficiently

EUGENE, Ore. — When there’s a chill in the air, like there has been the past few days, it’s always nice to come home to a warm house and turn on the TV and Christmas tree. But all that doesn’t have to send your power usage through the roof. There are a few tips to … Continue reading »

Passive Home’s Energy Efficiency Tested

EUGENE, Ore. — The first multi-family passive house in the state was tested Friday for its energy efficiency. The home is in Eugene as part of low-income housing. The test done Friday will confirm the designers and builders are on track to achieve a super-energy efficient rating. “It’s so extreme that we’re actually testing it … Continue reading »