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Exciting news at Community Energy Project (CEP). CEP joined forces with Enhabit, a well-respected Portland non-profit, to continue all of Enhabit’s current Home Energy Score assessments.

Previous Enhabit staff members Peter Kernan, and Jackie Zusi Russell have joined the team at CEP. Their transition to CEP will assure transfer of knowledge and continuity. The expansion of the CEP team will allow increased capacity to perform continued Home Energy Score assessments.

As of 2018, Portland homes require a Home Energy Score if they are going on the real estate market. CEP now offers Home Energy Score Workshops! They are perfect for homeowners looking to sell their home, new home buyers, or realtors.

We will teach you everything you need to know about how to interpret your Home Energy Score report, as well as cost effective energy efficiency upgrades that will improve your Home Energy Score. Come learn what an assessment entails, ways to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your utility bills. This class is also given for realtors and can be taken for CE credits. To sign up for either workshop CLICK HERE.

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What does an assessment cost?
We charge a flat fee of $149 per assessment. We accept credit cards and PayPal please note that you must click on pay with PayPal to be able to pay with EITHER a credit card or your PayPal account.
What does an assessment entail?
An authorized Home Energy Assessor from Community Energy Project will come to your home and will take about sixty minutes to assess its energy use. The length of the assessment could vary based on the size of the building.

Your Assessor will visually inspect and ask questions about your home’s foundation, insulation, walls and windows as well as heating, cooling and hot water systems. They will not ask you questions about your personal energy use.

How is my score generated?
As the Home Energy Assessor conducts your assessment, they will enter the information they gather into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score software to score your home. This software analyzes your home’s energy use and produces a score based on criteria established by the Department of Energy, not by Community Energy Project or any third party. This ensures that all homes’ energy use can be compared fairly and objectively.
What does my Home Energy Score report include?
Your house’s energy use will be ranked on a scale of one to ten, in which five represents an average rate of home energy use and ten represents the most energy efficient home.

In addition to a numerical score, you will also get:

  • Information about your home’s energy profile based on the physical characteristics of your house, not your personal habits or preferences
  • An estimate of annual energy costs
  • Recommendations of how to improve the house’s energy efficiency
What happens once I have my Home Energy Score?
When your assessment is complete, CEP will provide you a copy of your report, which will also be available online at the Green Building Registry. You and your realtor can work together to incorporate your score into all home sale listings and ads.

Free Home Energy Score assessments are available to eligible homesellers

Free Home Energy Score assessments are available to home sellers at or below 60% of median income. If you are eligible, please visit The City of Portland’s Free Home Energy Assessment application page to apply for a free assessment.