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Falling Back in Love

Posted August 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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On the cusp of her 70th birthday, Jo Ann Oliver was considering moving out of her 1975 West Seattle rambler and into a more cost-effective living space. After receiving a Community Power Works insert in her Seattle City Light bill, though, she learned that she might be able to drastically reduce her annual energy expenses… Continue Reading >

City of Seattle Partners with Clean Energy Works to Transition Energy Efficiency Pilot Program

Posted July 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Community Power Works generates economic growth by delivering energy efficiency solutions to Seattleites The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) announced this month that it will partner with Clean Energy Works to develop a business plan and explore funding opportunities for the next phase of Community Power Works, the City’s energy efficiency upgrade… Continue Reading >

Energy Efficiency in the Naked City

Posted June 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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At Naked City Brewery, “it doesn’t matter where you’re going or where you’ve been; all that matters is great living and great beer.” Greenwood’s neighborhood brewery lives up to that ethos, and part of great living is being good stewards of the community and the environment. That’s why owners Don, Donald, and Bryan are so… Continue Reading >

My home has no insulation. What should I do?

Posted June 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Fret no more! Addressing your home’s lack of insulation is easy (and relatively inexpensive), and you can dramatically increase the comfort, health, and efficiency of your home in no time. Step 1. Sign up for a deeply-subsidized energy audit. Investing $95 in an energy audit through Community Power Works will help you choose the appropriate… Continue Reading >

Make the Remodel of Your Dreams an Energy Upgrade

Posted May 22, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Many homeowners dream of the perfect remodel – the one with the pristine kitchen, the new modern appliances, and the home transformed. What if that transformation came in a different package, but still produced those same feelings of exhilaration and rejuvenation? For homeowner Andrea Stevens, her remodel came in the form of a home energy… Continue Reading >

Progressive Building Solutions: A Rising Tide

Posted May 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Suraj Lobo lives the old aphorism about a rising tide lifting all boats. As manager of Progressive Building Solutions, Suraj believes his company’s visionary ownership structure is a rising tide in Seattle’s home performance industry. Employees are part-owners of the Community Power Works-certified contractor, which means each employee is deeply invested in Progressive Building Solutions’… Continue Reading >

That Was Easy!

Posted April 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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When taking on new challenges or projects, most of us develop expectations about how easy or difficult the task will be. But expectations don’t always align with reality.  For example, first-time dog owners are notorious for underestimating the amount of dedication, training, and time a new puppy requires. We’ve noticed the opposite trend with Community… Continue Reading >

An Investment That Will Never Fall Out of Fashion

Posted April 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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When evaluating home improvement investments, most homeowners consider how an improvement could increase the value of their property.  Homeowners, however, often fall into two traps – conflating taste with value, and failing to account for stylistic depreciation. While you may love your shag carpet and pink, iridescent Jacuzzi tub, prospective buyers may not have the… Continue Reading >



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