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Home Performance with Energy Star Comes to Oregon

July/August 2006
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 01, 2006
        Oregon has recently joined the ranks of states supplying the valuable Home Performance with Energy Star home energy service. Sponsored by EPA, Home Performance with Energy Star was launched in 2001 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This innovative program coaches contractors to implement whole-house energy efficiency improvements, resulting in safer, healthier, and more comfortable homes that are less expensive to operate. This whole-house approach to diagnosing and improving homes has been transforming the U.S. housing market for five years.         Since its inception, Home Performance with Energy Star has been adopted by a growing number of states (see “Home Performance with Energy Star”). Program Evolves         Energy Trust of Oregon officially launched Home Performance with Energy Star to Portland-area contractors in January 2006. Started in 2002, Energy Trust is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and to the development of renewable energy. The group is authorized by the Oregon Public Utility Commission to administer conservation and renewable energy programs for Oregon customers of Pacific Power,Portland General Electric, and NW Natural. Customers of these utilities pay ...

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