Sustainable Housing Resources
Downloadable Information about Home Retrofits
- Energy Retrofit of Older Home
- Passive House with cutting edge features
- Energy trust programs
- Manufactured Home contacts for upgrades
- What can you do about climate change?
Local Organizations that May Help Lower Income Households Reduce Retrofitting and Home Repair Costs
- Energy Trust Incentives and Rebates
- Benton Habitat for Humanity
- Community Services Consortium
- Seeds for the Sol — helps lower income households install solar PV
- Corvallis Environmental Center –installs free LED lightbulbs for Pacific Power customers
- City of Corvallis — loan program for home repairs, repayable at sale of home
- Electrify Everything: How to quickly switch from fossil fuels to renewables.
- Living Building Challenge (LBC) rating system. The first LBC rated home is in downtown Bend, OR (see TED talk embedded in article).
- Passive Homes – No furnace needed: A Passive Home Tour
- CNN covers the Passive House movement
- Videos that explain Passive House concepts:
- Planning a Retrofit in the Pacific Northwest
- EESI Institute– Super energy-efficient retrofits of multifamily affordable homes: