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2016-17 Residential Building Stock Assessment 

Taking stock of residential energy use

Supported by the region’s electric utilities, NEEA is conducting a comprehensive research study of energy efficiency in Northwest residential buildings – officially called the Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA). This study will inform future energy planning efforts, as well as energy efficiency utility programs and rebates offered by the region’s utilities, the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Bonneville Power Administration.

NEEA has hired an energy consulting and research firm (Cadmus) and its subcontractors (Nexant and ADM Associates) to conduct this research study.

If you have received a letter from us, we encourage you to participate in the online survey by visiting Please note that you will need your survey ID number when registering online.

How is my utility involved in this study?

NEEA conducts this study on behalf of more than 140 utilities throughout the Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Montana. Currently, participants are being recruited from the following utility territories:


Bonners Ferry Electrics Cooperative
Burley Electric Department
City of Albion
City of Declo
City of Heyburn 
City of Minidoka
City of Plummer
City of Rupert
City of Soda Springs
City of Weiser
Clearwater Power Company
Fall River Electric Cooperative
Idaho County Light & Power Cooperative
Idaho Falls Power
Idaho Power
Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Lost River Electric Coop Inc
Lower Valley Energy 
Northern Lights, Inc.
Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Salmon River Electric Cooperative, Inc.


Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative
Flathead Electric Cooperative
Glacier Electric Cooperative
Lincoln Electric Cooperative
Missoula Electric Cooperative
Northern Lights
NorthWestern Energy
Ravalli County Electric Cooperative
USBIA-Mission Valley Power
Vigilante Electric Cooperative

Multi-state Utilities

Avista Utilities
Idaho Power
Lower Valley Energy, Inc. 


Blachly-Lane County Coop El Assn
Canby Utility Board
Central Electric Cooperative
Central Lincoln PUD
City of Ashland
City of Bandon
City of Cascade Locks
City of Drain
City of Eugene (Eugene Water and Electric Board)
City of Forest Grove
City of McMinnville 
City of Milton-Freewater
City of Monmouth
City of Springfield 
Clatskanie PUD 
Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative
Columbia Power Cooperative Association
Columbia River PUD 
Consumers Power, Inc 
Coos-Curry Electric Coop, Inc
Douglas Electric Coop, Inc.
Emerald PUD
Energy Trust of Oregon
Harney Electric Coop, Inc
Hermiston Energy Services
Hood River Electric Cooperative
Lane Electric Coop, Inc
McMinnville Water and Light
Midstate Electric Coop, Inc
Northern Wasco County PUD
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
Portland General Electric Co 
Salem Electric
Surprise Valley Electrification
Tillamook PUD
Umatilla Electric Cooperative
Wasco Electric Coop, Inc
West Oregon Electric Cooperative 


Asotin County PUD
Bangor Naval Submarine Base
Benton County PUD
Benton Rural Electric Assn
Big Bend Electric Coop, Inc
Chelan County PUD
City of Cheney
City of Chewelah
City of Coulee Dam Light Department
City of Fircrest
City of Milton
City of Port Angeles
City of Richland
City of Sumas
City of Tacoma
Clallam County PUD
Clearwater Power Company
Clark Public Utilities
Columbia Rural Electric Association
Cowlitz County PUD
Douglas County PUD No. 1
Eatonville Power
Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light Company
Ferry County PUD
Franklin County PUD
Grays Harbor PUD
Grant County PUD
Inland Power and Light Company
Kittitas County PUD
Klickitat County PUD
Kootenai Electric Cooperative
Lakeview Light & Power
Lewis County PUD
Mason County PUD No. 1
Mason County PUD No. 3
McCleary Light & Power
Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative
Okanogan County Elec Coop, Inc
Okanogan County PUD
Orcas Power & Light
Pacific County PUD
Parkland Light and Water Company
Peninsula Light Company
Pend Oreille County PUD
Puget Sound Energy
Seattle City Light
Skamania County PUD
Snohomish County PUD
Town of Steilacoom
Tacoma Power
Tanner Electric Cooperative
Vera Water & Power
Wahkiakum County PUD

How can I identify the technician coming to my home?

The onsite visit is strictly for research purposes; we will not attempt to sell you anything. We will handle the information we collect securely and confidentially. The information will be reported in summary and will never be specific to an individual home.

If you have been selected to take part in an onsite home energy visit, you can view pictures of all of our RBSA Field Technicians.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our 2016 Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA) study.

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NEEA Team Lead

Anu Teja

Project Manager