February 7, 2021
Free, personalized assessments offered
Are you worried about climate change? A good place to focus your efforts is by making your home as energy efficient and climate-friendly as possible.

You can start by signing up for a free, two-hour Home Retrofit Clinic, led by a Sustainability Coalition volunteer who is a retired architect. Last year, Nancy Evenson provided more than 40 personalized sessions, helping local homeowners chart a path to having more comfortable, more energy efficient homes – and lowering their greenhouse gas emissions in the process!

Home Retrofit Clinic sessions are offered on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You choose the date and time! To sign up, email Nancy at [email protected].
Even if you’re not able to immediately upgrade your home, the clinic will help you know what to do when the time is right.

During the clinic, Nancy will analyze your home’s current use of energy and help you identify the most important upgrades and the financial incentives that can help you get there. Topics that are covered in each clinic include the following:
Conserving Energy—Tightening the Envelope

  • Insulation—Roof, Walls, Floor
  • Openings—Doors, Windows, Skylights
  • Seal Leaks—Ducts, Weatherstrip, Caulking

Efficient Energy Use–Equipment

  • HVAC—Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
  • Water Heating
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
xxxxxxx - Kitchen—Refrigerator/Freezer, Cooktop/Oven, Dishwasher
xxxxxxx - Laundry—Washer, Dryer 
Energy Generation—Solar PV Panels, emerging storage capabilities (less expensive: envelope and equipment upgrades reduce the solar generation requirement)

The Buildings and Energy section of the Corvallis Climate Action Plan states, “The emissions from buildings represent approximately 39 percent of the U.S. CO2e emitted. (21% in residential, 18% in commercial). Residential buildings endure longer than other energy consuming systems (according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions), so retrofitting and planning for lower energy consumption, while keeping people comfortable in changing conditions can make a significant impact on building-related greenhouse gas emissions.”

You may have already taken steps to make your home more sustainable. But unless your home is solar-powered and all-electric, there are still steps you can take to make your home more climate-friendly. And Nancy is eager to help you get there!

Sign up for a Home Retrofit Clinic TODAY by emailing Nancy at [email protected].
Please forward this “E-UPDATE” to members of your participating organization and to other interested individuals.