Category: News

Important updates from Enhabit

500 (and counting) Homes Now Saving Energy

This past Monday we commemorated the 500th home that’s now more comfortable and energy efficient thanks to Enhabit. It was also the official end of our Portland “pilot” program. Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Clackamas County Commissioner Ann Lininger attended along with our CEO, Derek Smith. But the real stars of the show were homeowners… Read more

OLCV blog

I never expected to blog about insulation, water heaters or energy efficient furnaces. But expectations shift according to experience. And I had an experience that I would like to share. My fiancé and I recently participated in a program called “Enhabit.” It’s a pilot program (the first of its kind) that encourages homeowners to weatherize… Read more

Save energy with these great efficient window options

Is your hard-earned cash flying out your windows? It could be, if you still have the original windows in your house. Those old windows may look pretty, but it has been shown that in some houses, up to 25 percent¹ of the owner’s heating bill is due to hot air escaping through the windows. Yikes!… Read more

Green Hammer

CEWO Project Spotlight: Caitlin in North Portland

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council

Sary Dobhran Finds Opportunity and Meaningful Work with Enhabit

Self Enhancement Inc. Students Spring For Energy Efficiency

A few Jefferson High students proved that learning doesn’t have to stop during spring break. Instead, the Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) students from Jefferson High School spent one day during their spring break exploring Home Performance with CEWO contractors Sensible Energy Solutions, Neil Kelly, and Bull Mountain Heating.  The job shadowing event gave the students… Read more

Measure the Value of Efficiency with the Energy Performance Score (EPS)

Purchasing a home is the largest investment most families will ever make and savvy homebuyers use every bit of information available to them. Home inspections reveal safety hazards and Walk Scores show how close a home is to neighborhood amenities like restaurants, parks, schools, and grocery stores. A new tool in the homebuyer’s toolkit is… Read more

Enhabit and Indow Windows featured on Energy Efficient

Enhabit and Indow Windows were recently featured in an article, “Energy Efficiency Startups, Can You Find Support Like This From Your State?” on From the article: Energy efficiency startups, maybe you should all head out to Oregon. In Oregon, one company, Indow Windows, benefitted from state grants that totaled $83,000 and says that Oregon’s… Read more

CEO Derek Smith transitions business to President Tim Miller as Next Chief Executive Officer

Board names proven organization leader Miller to become CEO in June 2015 as Smith embarks on new public-private ventures. Portland, OR – April 1, 2015 – Enhabit (CEW) announced today that President and COO Tim Miller has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Derek Smith as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective June… Read more

Small Coastal Earthquakes Remind Oregonians to Prepare Homes

Bolting homes to foundations and other structural improvements cost relatively little, but mean less damage and more homes left standing after the inevitable Big One.  Seven small earthquakes off the coast of Oregon caused no damage, but they are a reminder of the seismic potential of the faults underneath Oregon and potential for significant damage… Read more