ENERGIZE SOUTH COAST
Energize South Coast installs ductless heat pumps at a discounted rate and reduce utility bills. Ductless heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat and cool your home at a lower cost than traditional heating systems.
As our communities transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy, energy efficiency is a critical part of reducing demand. Upgrading heating and cooling systems, changing lighting to LEDs, and adding insulation can reduce energy costs and save energy, while creating jobs.
Rogue Climate has teamed up with Spark Northwest, local contractors, and community partners including SolCoast, the Coquille Indian Housing Authority, Southwest Oregon Worker Investment Board, and more to offer this community-driven campaign. Local volunteers trained by Rogue Climate conduct outreach about this opportunity to save energy and money and select local installation contractors through a competitive bidding process.
Rogue Climate completed the first round of Energize South Coast workshops in the Summer of 2020. There are no Energize South Coast programs currently scheduled, though another round of workshops may be scheduled for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
Between 2015 and 2018 Rogue Climate ran a similar program, called Energize Rogue, in Jackson, Douglas and Josephine Counties, resulting in the creation of 11 new jobs, 195 ductless heat pump installations and over $700,000 investment into Southern Oregon. 598 People attended workshops to learn more about ductless heat pumps.