Innovative solutions for creating healthy, efficient, eco-friendly homes

Eco Village Gresham OR

You don't have to live in an eco-village in Gresham to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Lifetime Remodeling Systems
4310 SE 52nd
Portland, OR
Services
Remodeler, Specialty Contractor
Membership Organizations
EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

Data Provided by:
Powell Valley Nursery Inc
(503) 663-4046
30727 Southeast Pipeline Road
Gresham, OR
 
Powell Valley Lawn & Garden
(503) 666-0504
1043 East Powell Boulevard
Gresham, OR
 
Fisher Tim Nursery
(503) 663-0680
8485 Southeast 282nd Avenue
Gresham, OR
 
Guerrero Nursery
(503) 663-2417
29040 Southeast Orient Drive
Gresham, OR
 
Olson & Jones Construction, Inc.
PO Box 19563
Portland, OR
Services
Remodeler
Membership Organizations
2006 CotY Award, Chrysalis Award, EnergyStar, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Qualified Remodeler Top 500

Data Provided by:
Yates Landscape Services Inc
(503) 661-6065
Po Box 1931
Gresham, OR
 
Dannar C L Nursery
(503) 667-9848
8102 Southeast 242nd Avenue
Gresham, OR
 
R & H Nursery
(503) 663-2806
34826 Southeast Carpenter Lane
Gresham, OR
 
Dillard William Nursery WHOL
(503) 658-3630
23055 Southeast Tillstrom Road
Gresham, OR
 
Data Provided by:

Lessons from an Eco-Village

Provided By:

You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

Click here to read article from Smart-Homeowner.com