City Council hearing - PCEF Strategic Program 3: Clean energy improvements in single-family homes

Public Hearing
Authorize a request for proposals for the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund’s Climate Investment Plan Strategic Program 3 – Clean energy improvements in single-family homes. Time certain. 45 minutes requested.
2:00 pm 2:45 pm

Strategic Program 3: Clean energy improvements in single-family homes

PCEF will invest $140 million over five years in more than 3,000 single-family homes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, decrease energy usage and utilities bills, and improve homeowner stability while increasing comfort, health, and resiliency. 

In Portland, there are roughly 42,000 homeowners with income below 80% of AMI which accounts for 29% of all homeowner households. Many of these homes are older, inefficient, and uncomfortable. This program will fund energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in low-income, owner-occupied, single-family homes and offer incentives for renters and moderate-income homeowners. Homes owned and occupied by low-income households will be eligible for deep home energy retrofits and the highest level of program investment. Eligible improvements for rentals and moderate-income owner-occupied units will be limited to high-impact measures and are funded at a lower level. 

All improvements will focus on the highest carbon emission and energy use reduction potential and will include measures that also provide health, safety, and accessibility benefits. Homes will receive a test-in assessment that follows building science principles and generates estimated energy-saving projections, and test-out quality assurance verification. Read the Climate Investment Plan.

City Council welcomes public testimony

Oral testimony

For oral testimony, members of the public must sign up in advance to testify at the hearing in-person or virtually.

  • Registration for virtual testimony closes 1 hour prior to the Council meeting. The link to register is posted in the agenda for the City Council hearing by 9 a.m. the Friday before the hearing.
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Written testimony

Written testimony may be submitted via U.S. Mail. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address. 

Send U.S. Mail to:
Council Clerk
PCEF Strategic Program 3: Clean energy improvements in single-family homes
1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 97204