Green Homes

How to Have a Zero-Waste Home

kitchen storage for a zero-waste home

Getting to a zero-waste home can seem like a daunting task, even if we’re a Portlander born-and-bred. But zero-waste is attainable. Like most new things in life, we may just need a little help getting started in the right direction, and access to the right tools to make it happen. Here are a few tips and…

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Energy Trust of Oregon: What It Is and How It Works

Energy Trust of Oregon promotes greener living

One of Our State’s Best Non-Profits The official line is that the Energy Trust of Oregon is an “independent non-profit that helps utility customers in Oregon benefit from efficient energy use and generating renewable energy.” But what does that really mean? It’s a kick-ass organization that helps Oregonians save money and stay as green as…

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Green Building Practices and How They Help

Pearl District Bikes Help Green Building Initiatives

Portland is lauded as one of the greenest cities in the nation and for good reason. We’re growing incredibly fast. But that rapid growth means the city has had to implement some intentional practices to keep everyone healthy and the future golden. These concepts don’t mean a resurgence of recycling and community gardens. We’ve got…

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How To Get a Better Home Energy Score

Improve your home energy score

The new Home Energy Score highlights the Energy Features of a home, helps you buy wisely, anticipate energy usage, and better discover energy solutions.  In true earth-friendly Portland fashion, the real estate process will be leaning more green. Beginning January 1, 2018 the new Home Energy Score kicks in. What is this all about, you…

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