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welcome home.

We put our hearts into home, improving how homes perform, creating a healthier, safer, more comfortable and energy-efficient place to live.

Clean Energy Works is Oregon’s largest non-profit home performance provider. We offer a complete and thorough experience, from the initial review of the efficiency of your house, to finding the right contractors, to securing financing. We’ve built strong partnerships with local utilities, financial institutions, governments, community partners, and Energy Trust of Oregon — all at your service to smooth the way to your better performing home.

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Non-profit. Pro-people.

We make home performance personal. From our leadership team, to expert Home Performance Advisors, to talented board members, these are the folks you want on your side.

Bill Kraus
Sr. Home Performance Advisor

With a focus on quality and technical expertise, Bill is a true craftsman and native Oregonian. He believes in CEW’s work to ensure quality workmanship, living wage jobs and reducing our carbon footprint, as he says it's ‘the only place I’ve worked that combines these three elements into one group of people working on a common goal.’ Among several certifications, Bill is BPI (Building Performance Institute) Certified, and continues to train and educate hundreds of contractors on home performance skills.

Ben Scott
Regional Coordinator & Home Performance Advisor

Ben is responsible for supporting and expanding CEW services in Southern Oregon. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the residential sector, as an Investor, General Contractor/Remodeler and Energy Efficiency Advisor. Ben applies both science and art to his work for CEW – describing the process of evaluating a house as a system, as the “Art of Home Performance” and believes it offers homeowners the best method for achieving meaningful reductions in energy consumption and real comfort inside a home.

Daniel Kelley
Home Performance Advisor

As a Home Performance Advisor for Clean Energy Works, Danny works directly with homeowners on their home performance projects, and performs quality assurance upon completion of each job. Danny is a natural born teacher, having taught English as a second language for years early in his career. He brings that skill set, curiosity and genuine determination to help homeowners to his job at Clean Energy Works. When deciding on his first house to purchase, Danny's real estate agent said, “he was the only client who actually crawled in all the crawlspaces and brought a ladder to look in every attic.” Danny enjoys his job because it's what he practices in his everyday life. Before Clean Energy Works, he worked at Conversation Services Group in a similar role.

Irie Searcy
Home Performance Advisor

Homeowner education is a priority for Irie, helping hundreds of homeowners make good decisions on upgrading their homes. Her calm and straightforward demeanor and practical solutions guide CEW customers in the right direction. A graduate of the University of Oregon - as both architect and athlete – she understands rigor and good design, and the best outcomes of both, inside and outside of a home. She has worked for Neil Kelly Home Performance, Chick of All Trades, Nike and Robertson Sherwood Architects – delivering expertise in project management, customer service and homeowner education.

Her most important work currently involves newborn son, Luca!

Jason Elton
Home Performance Manager

Jason leads the Home Performance Advisor team at Clean Energy Works. He has played a critical role in evolving and implementing building science in Oregon, to the benefit of both contractors and homeowners. Jason has a passion for education and has spent many years with Oregon State Parks and schools teaching Environmental Science. His interests in energy efficiency developed while working with a local construction company building and remodeling homes, ultimately leading to his career promoting residential energy efficiency.

Cameron MacLean
Sr. Home Performance Advisor

As a Senior Home Performance Advisor who has visited thousands of homes, Cameron appreciates the importance of good work and respect for customers and their residences. After an early career at Powell's Books, he enrolled in the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Renewable Energy Engineering program. While there, The Energy Trust of Oregon hired him to perform Home Energy Assessments for the Energy Trust of Oregon, and soon after took on the role of Advisor for Clean Energy Works.

Scot Davidson
VP, Strategy & Market Development

With over twenty years of corporate management at his back, Scot says he 'converted to sustainabilism.'  Since then, he has operated his own green products company, led Market Operations at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and directed the Carbon & Sustainability unit at Ecova.  Today, as VP of Strategy & Market Development at Clean Energy Works, Davidson focuses on the advancement of new ideas to market for CEW and the stakeholders of the region.  An avid kiteboarder and outdoor recreationalist, Scot lives in the scenic Columbia Gorge.  He holds an undergraduate degree in communications from Washington State University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.

Stephanie Swanson
Director of Marketing

Stephanie Swanson is Director of Marketing for CEW, leading a team to grow new markets, engage and enhance diverse customer experience and develop new products and revenue models. Stephanie has worked directly in government, business, and media and collaboratively with non-profit and academic organizations focused on framing sustainable development issues for market and organizational change. She began her career at CNN as an international assignment editor, winning an Emmy for producing coverage of the 1993 US Marine invasion of Somalia.

Marshall Runkel
Director of Contractor Services & Policy

Marshall Runkel is the Director of Contractor Services and Policy, working with CEW contractors to ensure the program is working for a diverse ecosystem of contractors, lenders and partner organizations. He’s responsible for helping shape and implement CEW’s approach to developing new state and local energy efficiency policy, with a background in community organizing, policy advise, reforestation and work with a multi-national nonprofit dedicated to connecting low-income populations with technology tools and skills.

Jules Bailey
Multnomah County District 1 Commissioner

As the recently elected Multnomah County District 1 Commissioner and former three-term state representative from Oregon House District 42, Jules Bailey has been representing Multnomah County citizens for over five years. While in the legislature in Salem, he passed legislation with bipartisan support which created the state framework for CEW. This legislation helped thousands of homeowners upgrade their homes for comfort, energy efficiency and created hundreds of new jobs in our state.

Sam Adams
Executive Director, City Club of Portland

From 2009 until 2012, Sam Adams was the Mayor of Portland, Oregon. Prior to being elected Mayor, Sam served a four-year term as City Commissioner and 11 years as Chief of Staff to Portland Mayor Vera Katz. His earlier public service includes work as the Political Director of the Oregon House Democrats and as an aide to Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio. Sam’s extensive non-profit service includes All Hands Raised (Co-founder) and Greater Portland, Inc. (Co-founder) among many others. He grew up in Newport, Oregon.

Megan Owen
Director, Strategic Market Development, McKinstry

Megan develops, implements and manages a national Strategic Market Development agenda. Her extensive experience in government gives her unique insight into identifying critical paths to common interests across disciplines of public and private entities. Megan is primarily responsible for developing the critical path to market adoption of high performance buildings and clean distributed resource initiatives by advancing durable and appropriate ecosystems of policy, regulation, and technology.

Transforming homes,
transforming communities.

Upgrading performance in one home can create a chain reaction of benefits that strengthens the entire community.

ENERGY

We help communities minimize wasted energy and costs.

10 houses upgraded means another 3 houses can be powered from the savings gained

ECONOMY

We connect homeowners to financing options that help fuel the economy.

1000+ workers have earned a paycheck working on a Clean Energy Works project

EQUITY

We provide jobs and training for women, people of color and veterans, which in turn promotes equity and increased access to opportunity.

55% of hours are worked by women and people of color

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