We have partnered with Taking Ownership PDX to fund 100% of the installation of energy efficient heat pump hot water heaters in local Black-owned homes that have requested our help.
Heat pump hot water heaters are three times more efficient than typical electric hot water heaters, saving occupants $300 – $400 per year on their electric bills. Learn more here.
So far we have installed new energy efficient hot water heaters in five local Black-owned homes, and we expect to have installed a total of seven by the end of 2021. With this effort we aim to: remove the barriers present in traditional energy efficiency programs, reduce monthly electricity bills, provide reliable hot water, take a small step toward restorative justice, and, in the end, help out a neighbor!