Rental property resources
EWEB, University of Oregon and the City of Eugene are working together to help tenants and rental owners
better understand the energy consumption in their rental properties and possibly help lower monthly
utility bills. If you live in or own a single-family or a townhome rental, you are eligible for a free
Home Energy Score.
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle’s mile-per-gallon rating. The score, developed and
administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, allows you to compare the energy performance of your home to
other homes nationwide.
The process starts with a Qualified Assessor collecting energy information about your home during a brief
home walk-through. In addition to scoring your home, we will provide you with your average monthly energy
costs along with a list of recommended energy improvements and their estimated cost savings.
For landlords, this is a good way to promote the energy upgrades you have made to your rental or to get a
plan for future upgrades.
If you are a tenant or rental property owner and are interested in a free Home Energy Score,
Click here to learn more about Home Energy Score, or send us an email.
Take advantage of EWEB's rebates or 0% interest loans to increase the
energy efficiency of your rental property:
- Increase value of rental property
- Help attract and retain tenants
- Decrease tenants' electric bills
- Contribute to the local economy by referring work to area contractors
Written consent is not required to release utility consumption to a property owner. A tenant can provide
verbal consent to allow EWEB staff to release utility consumption to a property owner.
If you would like consumption history on a property you own but for which you are not the EWEB account holder, please have your tenant contact EWEB
at 541-685-7000 during regular business hours to speak with a customer service agent and provide verbal consent.
Discover what rental property owners in Eugene are doing to cut energy waste and increase their tenants' comfort while
also increasing the value of their rental properties.
"Comfort is important and by improving it in my rentals I feel like I'm able to attract and retain high caliber tenants."
-Ken Donner, Eugene landlord
"I personally aim to keep my properties in good condition...to me it's worth it. I'm able to
get good tenants as
-Greg Kaminski, Eugene resident & Landlord
cut the utility bill by about a third. It is easier to rent a place that's insulated and upgraded."
-Gary Irwin, Broker & Investor
"I knew I made the right decision about putting in the ductless heat pump when I received a Christmas card from my
new tenant that said, "Thank you for the lovely and warm home."
-Robert Lewis, Businessman & Landlord
Email EWEB's energy
experts or call (541) 685-7199 for more information and to get started.