HELP Founder Berenice Lopez-Dorsey and HELP Project Leader Sary Dobhran testify at Jeff Merckley’s Senate Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy. Berenice and Sary each told their stories about what prompted them to enter the Home Performance Industry, and their pride in helping over 800 Oregon families to enjoy healthier, safer, more comfortable homes, with lower utility bills!
The UK has completed its first Green Deal package, marking a milestone for the government’s flagship energy efficiency policy.
Government statistics released today also revealed 133 households had signed up to the Green Deal by the end of July and 286 homes are poised to embark on a Green Deal plan after obtaining a quote.
Today’s figures also showed that the government had now paid out more than 4,250 cashback vouchers with a value of nearly £1.2m, most of which covered the cost of boiler replacements. DECC said a further 3,205 vouchers had been issued by the end of the month but not yet paid.
Commenting on the figures, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, said he expected uptake to continue over the coming months.
“This ambitious long-term programme is still in its initial months, but over 58,000 Green Deal assessments shows genuine consumer interest and we expect continued steady growth as we go into the winter,” he said.
“Already, over 130,000 homes will be cosier this winter after getting energy efficiency measures installed under ECO.”
How many Home Performance companies have their own Resident Piemaker?
Well, H.E.L.P. does! In a manner of speaking… meet Callie Krevanko of Cheerful Pies. She is Parker’s little sister, she’ll be a senior this year at Cleveland High School, she’s the cheer squad captain,and she’s a master piemaker.
Callie and her mom Tracy dreamed up Cheerful Pies as a fundraiser for the Cleveland High cheer squad. Now into its fourth year, Cheerful Pies has proved such a success that Callie’s devoted fans may not let her quit to go to college next year (kidding)!
Callie makes pies to order. They’re 20 bucks apiece, they’re extra large pies and they’re super delicious. We love them all but the H.E.L.P. favorites are Marionberry, and Coconut Cream. The best part is that Callie and Tracy deliver the pies right to our office. Yes, a Cheerful Pie includes delivery! See Callie below in her “cheerful” t-shirt. Check out the back: H.E.L.P. even got a shout-out as a Pie Supporter!
TO ORDER YOUR OWN CHEERFUL PIE, CALL TRACY: 503.914.7110
June 21, 2013 – A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. The summer solstice occurs between June 20 and 22 when the tilt of Earth’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the sun. The word solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” meaning sun, and “sistere,” meaning to stand still.
Who hasn’t heard of the ancient, Neolithic structure situated in the county of Wiltshire, high on Salisbury Plain in England? Its massive stones, broken and fallen from age, have stirred the imagination for centuries. There is nothing quite like this famous prehistoric monument anywhere else in the world. Or is there?
Near the town site of Maryhill, Washington, three miles east of Maryhill Museum of Art, stands a full-scale replica built by museum founder Sam Hill.
Here’s an easy one: Use the right pan size.
Match the burner size to your pan when cooking, and use lids, whenever appropriate, to speed up cooking. This can save on cooking costs every day!
June is great month for window replacement. Our unbeatable installation team plus Milgard’s quality and lifetime guarantee (including breakage!) means you’ll love your new windows. Rebates for double-pane and triple-pane windows are available through Energy Trust of Oregon. Come by our showroom at 10006 SW Canyon Road or call us at 503-407-3295 for a brochure for vinyl or wood windows – you’ll see it’s hard to beat our prices! We’ll be more than happy to measure your windows and provide your quote for replacements at no obligation to you.
You reuse. You re-purpose. You recycle. Is your home as efficient as you are? Now is a great time for a home energy audit. H.E.L.P Home Energy Life Performance uses a whole-house approach to analyze your home and generate a report showing all the steps you can take to improve efficiency. We’ll show you how to eliminate drafts, keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and improve the safety and health of your home.
3.14 – such a great number. Where would circles be without it? Which brings Home Energy to mind… yes it does… a home is full of circles. Your home’s energy efficiency will benefit from the sealing of many “circles” around the house: can light fixtures, ducts, vents and bath fans. Our Home Performance Assessment will pinpoint your areas of greatest savings.
Most people don’t inspect underneath their homes on a regular basis. If they did, they’d be surprised – maybe even shocked – by what they found there. Common problems include huge air leaks (read: heat leaks), disconnected, pinched or blocked ductwork, and missing or torn insulation.
The H.E.L.P. team is in a crawlspace somewhere nearly every day of the week. We’ve spotted and corrected thousands of trouble spots like these: