2022 Program Dashboard
Note: Warehouse totals related to units picked up, not units installed.
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Cooling Portland FAQ
If you or a loved one are experiencing a heat emergency, we urge you to seek a public cooling space or call 911. For more information about how to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and how to find a cooling shelter or transportation during a heat emergency, visit https://www.publicalerts.org/heatOur Community Distribution Partners are community nonprofits and housing providers that serve vulnerable people and households in Portland. They are selecting recipients based on eligibility and need. The equipment will be distributed to low-income Portlanders, prioritizing those who are elderly, living alone or
Current Community Distribution Partners are listed below with information about how to contact them and apply for the program.
For more information on eligibility please visit the PCEF website here. ELIGIBILITY
The Community Distribution Partners will use these guidelines to assign units to recipients.
Next, visit our list of Community Distribution Partners above and contact the organization listed on your sticker using the information provided. That Partner will then work with you to troubleshoot the problem.
If you need to contact one of the Community Distribution Partners, please see our list of partners on this page.
If you are a member of the press and wish to contact Earth Advantage, please use our media contact form:
Earth Advantage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on helping to create an informed and humane residential real estate marketplace that: Acknowledges both the climate impacts of housing and the impact climate has on housing; Provides all homebuyers and renters with access to sustainability-related information about a home; Supports equitable housing outcomes, protecting those most vulnerable from the effects of climate change, and; Recognizes both the personal and societal financial value that climate-friendly housing creates. Earth Advantage's team is currently located across five states with a headquarters located in downtown Portland, Oregon in the PAE Living Building. The organization’s commitment to carbon reduction strategies is demonstrated by the 17,000+ individuals who have participated in Earth Advantage educational courses, the approximately 4,000 high performance residential units certified each year by our green building team, the 30,000+ homes with a verified Home Energy Score, and the over 2 million homes contained in our Green Building Registry.To learn more visit our About Us page.
Earth Advantage was selected by the PCEF Committee and approved by the Portland City Council to serve as the Equipment Purchasing Partner for Cooling Portland. Earth Advantage is tasked with identifying high-efficiency heat pump and air conditioning units, purchasing, and warehousing those units, and coordinating reciept of units by the community distribution partners (CDPs). Earth Advantage works with PCEF staff, and the community partners to help meet the city's annual installation goals impacting vulnerable Portland community members.
The CDPs will work with Earth Advantage to receive cooling units and install those units into vulnerable Portland community members' homes.
The units that have been purchased were chosen to maximize their efficiency, and in some cases provide heat as well as cooling. The heat pump units provide heat much more efficiently than resistance heating, and cool more efficiently than lower cost units on the market. The program recognizes that until large-scale building/home retrofits become a reality, this approach is necessary to protect Portlanders at risk.
Experiencing a heat emergency?
Dial 2-1-1 for transportation to a cooling shelter. Dial 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.
Our Role in the Heat Response Program
PCEF has selected Earth Advantage as a grant recipient to manage the purchase and logistics for equipment related to the Heat Response Program. We identify the most cost-effective and efficient cooling (sometimes cooling and heating—heat pump) units we can acquire. We then purchase those units, and have them delivered to our warehouses in Portland. Units are picked by the selected Community Distribution Partners who are responsible for identifying recipients and installing units in vulnerable community member homes.
Earth Advantage does not identify or qualify who will receive units. We do not take inquiries from people who are interested in getting qualified to receive units, that is the role of the Community-based organizations.