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Radon

Radon Many have probably heard of radon. It is a gas that is created by the radioactive decay of naturally occurring rock formations found in soils around Portland and beyond. Even small, sustained levels of radon exposure in your home can lead to adverse health impacts. Since it comes from the ground, it often permeates up into our homes. The amount of radon in

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

Starting in 2018 with the support of Energy Trust of Oregon, CEP started a direct install program to replace our clients’ old, electric hot water heaters with new, high efficiency heat pump water heaters. This begs the question…what is a heat pump water heater? Although the technology has been around for some time, it is not broadly known about. You may be familiar with

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Home Improvement Safety: Lead Resources

August is the perfect time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Before starting, it is important to do a little research on your home in order to prevent releasing hazardous waste inside or outside your home. One particular hazard that is not discussed enough is lead. Lead has been released into the environment through use of lead gasoline and lead paint. Luckily both

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Safe Home Project: 5 Ways To Work with Lead Paint

As the days get longer and weather gets less temperamental, home projects and renovations are starting to blossom up throughout every neighborhood. With about 80% of our region’s housing built before 1978, when the ban of lead-based paint took effect, your small home project may not be as straightforward as you thought. But never fear – our Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is here! Get

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Beyond the Savings

We can all relate to the feeling of sitting next to an old window in winter. Despite the furnace roaring, and heat brushing your ankles, you cannot help but feel chilled. Comfort depends upon the combination of all the temperatures around you. If your old window is cold, the same 35 degrees as it is outside. The furnace is blowing hot air in an

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Home Solutions

Ready for a More Comfortable Home That Works Better? Community Energy Project has joined forces with Enhabit. CEP’s experienced home advisors make your next home upgrade easy. We will help you navigate options, get bids from qualified contractors, find the best financing and rebates, and partner with you every step of the way to ensure the job’s done right. As a non-profit, you can

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