Do you hope to electrify your home? Your neighbors and our local experts are available to help you! Electrify Ashland Now hosts free zoom Support Groups to connect neighbors working on electrification and seeking solutions to problems. Anyone can ask questions, and we will have technical experts and real homeowners of Ashland available to provide advice and insights with the goal of working through these challenges and paving the way for increasing success for all of us.
Our next Electrify Support Group,
Thursday October 5 from 7-8pm
will focus on Induction Stoves!
Click here to register now!
“I didn’t know squat about induction stoves. But after converting from a very nice gas stove to a GE Profile in 2020, I will tell you I couldn’t be happier. It performs even better than my gas stove–incredibly fast and responsive — and it’s so much easier to keep clean! I would never go back.
— Lorrie and Bob Kaplan, Ashland
Meet Our Local Experts
Our Support Groups are hosted by Real Ashlander volunteers who have devoted their lives to sustainable buildings and energy efficiency — people who have the technical expertise to help you slash your household emissions by planning your journey off “natural” gas (methane) toward 100% electric.
Ben Scott has 25 years experience in construction and energy efficiency, the last 15 as a building science professional based in Ashland. He has worked for non-profits and with utilities, communities and local government, supporting Home Performance with Energy Star & Energy Trust of Oregon energy efficiency programs in S. OR.
Ben is actively involved in local community efforts to mitigate climate change and advocates for smart, sensible ways to work together on critical environmental issues. He provides independent energy services, delivering performance testing and field verification for Earth Advantage & EPS new homes certifications. He is a licensed contractor and certified by the Building Performance Institute.
John Spillman is an instructor, LEED-H QAD and Green Rater with EarthAdvantage based in Ashland. He teaches classes to Energy Auditors, Builders, Architects/Designers and Building Code officials. John has been promoting sustainable building and energy efficiency in both new and existing residential construction with Earth Advantage since 2009. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.