HACSA's Energy Services Division provides weatherization, conservation strategies, and energy education to home owners and renters throughout Lane County.
HACSA's Energy Services Division has been performing income eligible weatherization on Lane County residences since 1983. During that time, more than 11,000 households have enjoyed increased comfort and energy savings from participating in the program. Whole house weatherization, energy education, and conservation strategies have saved clients more than 2 million dollars in fuel costs during this time.
By providing a complete home energy audit, cost-effective weatherization measures are identified, strategies are determined, and health and safety issues may be resolved, or referred to other community partners with available funding sources.
Conserving existing resources is the primary key to insuring that those resources are available for everyone’s use in the future. By combining conservation with weatherization, each individual residence becomes a ‘Conservation Powerplant’, and all the energy saved is returned to our region as a surplus, alleviating the need to build additional generating plants.
An important component of conservation is learning new ways to save energy. Our Energy Educator works in the community to help make that happen.
HACSA partners with all electric utility providers in Lane County. These include EWEB, SUB, EPUD, Lane Electric Cooperative, Central Lincoln PUD, Blachly Lane Cooperative, and Pacific Power. Additional regional partners include Northwest Natural Gas and the State Home Oil Weatherization Program (SHOW). For major structural repairs, HACSA makes referrals to Eugene Emergency Home Repair, Springfield Emergency Home Repair, St. Vincent de Paul, and the USDA Rural Home Loan Program. HACSA also provides support to Lane County Health and Human Services Commission’s Furnace Crisis Program.
For more information on Weatherization and Conservation see the links below.