It begins with home energy upgrades; zeroing in on wasted energy in your home. But Clean Energy Works Oregon's mission is bigger, impacting three areas vital to any community — Energy, Economy, and Equity. By connecting homeowners to financing options, generating good jobs, increasing access to opportunity and minimizing energy waste, we not only transform homes, we transform communities.
Non-profit, pro-results: we connect Who a homeowner needs to What needs to be done. From the initial home energy assessment, to approved contractors, to financing, to the inspection that assures your upgrades perform. Homes get healthier and more comfortable, pocketbooks breathe easier, even your home’s value can look brighter.
Click to discover how transforming homes transforms entire communities in the process:
CEWO projects have generated family-supporting, high quality jobs for hundreds of Oregonians:
"After serving my country overseas, re-entry into the job market was not easy. CEWO helped facilitate my training for new skills that helped me find a job."
"Through the recession, CEWO helped people like me who were laid off find new work that pays living wages and offers health benefits."
"My story is a testament to the demographics of the unemployed. We’re often educated. We’re often hardworking. We’re often experienced. We simply need the tools to get into a market like this."
Working with CEWO, Oregon contractors and suppliers experience economic benefit:
"The financing and rebates offered by CEWO not only prevented layoffs, but allowed us to hire 30 new people over the past two years."
"Clean Energy Works Oregon has streamlined the retrofit process to help both the contractor and the consumer. CEWO is now the driving force in the energy efficiency market for our region and our company."
"Abacus employees receive benefits and for many of our employees it’s the first time they have ever had health insurance. We’re grateful that our partnership with CEWO has allowed us to grow and share our success with our employees."
With a home energy upgrade through CEWO, homeowners eliminate wasted energy and costs:
"Our CEWO contractor caulked things in our house I didn’t even know wasted energy. After the retrofits, we were the only house in the neighborhood with snow on the roof – we weren’t losing all that heat."
"After working with CEWO, our gas bill was one half of last year’s. I am hopeful this trend continues."
When communities take action, energy savings stack up:
"Our work together with CEWO’s forges a new energy frontier for Oregon that is good for the economy and creates new jobs. It’s also good for the quality of life in Oregon and supports things we all value such as waste reduction and resource stewardship."
many Oregonians, including women, people of color and veterans earn family-supporting WAGES and training through CEWO projects:
"Oregon Tradeswomen told me they knew of four employers who would hire me if I learned about insulation. So I learned!"
"Because of my extensive training, I am now able to educate homeowners about how to make their homes more energy efficient, and I now earn a reliable paycheck with benefits."
With each CEWO project, significant economic benefit is catalyzed for small businesses, including Minority and women-owned companies:
"Clean Energy Works Oregon has created what I call a strong community of contractors; we’re all working together as allies. It’s exciting that energy efficiency is now more than a job, it’s a lifetime career."
"We have always envisioned a sustainable partnership with CEWO in the home performance industry, one in which we serve our community through energy improvements while creating long-term, well-paying jobs."