Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)



Kristen Bellows, Marketing Lead, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program


Julia Sinex, Technical Manager, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program

Clayton Crowhurst, Housing Developer, Northwest Housing Alternatives

James Snowcarp, Maintenance Technician, Sunnyslope Manor, Cascade Management



How can affordable housing properties maximize their investments in energy efficiency and realize cost savings? Helping residents understand how to use new equipment is a critical way to make that happen, but it’s often overlooked. The OHCS Multifamily Energy Program is exploring new strategies to help residents understand the equipment in their homes and how to use it to reduce energy costs and improve comfort. Join this session to hear from an affordable housing developer and an on-site maintenance manager about how residents have responded to energy upgrades at their properties. Panelists will also discuss how we can better communicate with residents. You’ll be strongly encouraged to contribute as we all brainstorm how to engage with residents after making property upgrades.