Renewable power energizes new concept in veteran care

January 28, 2015

A new healthcare complex developed for the skilled nursing care of military veterans is designed to improve resident health and comfort, and save energy. The 133,000-square-foot Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home, located in Lebanon, features a 336-panel rooftop solar electric system as well as energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems and kitchen appliances. Energy Trust […]

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LED streetlights enhance visibility and energy savings

January 21, 2015

Especially on long winter nights, street lighting is essential for public safety and security along busy thoroughfares and quieter neighborhood streets. Throughout Oregon, more utilities and municipalities are upgrading to LED streetlights. These long-living, energy-saving workhorses have come way down in price—while their light quality keeps improving. LEDs improve lighting quality and visibility while using […]

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A buyer’s guide to energy-efficient lighting

January 5, 2015

Here’s how to navigate the wide variety of energy-efficient lighting options available on store shelves to find the perfect match for your home. First, choose your bulb. LED, or light-emitting diode, bulbs use 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 years. This amounts to an estimated lifetime savings of $80 […]

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At Hood River Middle School, net zero is in the lesson plan

January 2, 2015

In 2014, Hood River Middle School became the first public school in the United States to be net-zero certified by the International Living Future Institute. Watch this video to learn how the school worked with Energy Trust of Oregon to achieve its net-zero goals A growing student body led Hood River Middle School down the path to net […]

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