Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Form Studio

Chuck Dougherty of form studio provides a range of green building project services, from feasibility studies to permitting assistance and construction site observation and oversight. His work is driven by a passion for creating structures that inspire people to live better in a beautiful built environment.

Dougherty has been in the building industry since 1984, and brings extensive experience in budget-conscious environmental design to his clients. One of the benefits of green building is that it aims to decrease energy consumption, which also means cuts down monthly energy bills. For example, daylighting uses window placement to take advantage of natural light, which increases comfort for building occupants and also reduces the need for electric lighting.

Even if you're not planning a new home or remodel in the near future, you can still reduce your home energy bills with these tips from form studio:

          1. Know your home. Track energy and water usage.
          2. Go LED. The cost of purchasing LED lighting has dropped significantly over the past few years.
          3. Conduct a blower door test. Call a professional or do your own with box fans. A blower door test will help you find air leaks and cut home heating and cooling costs.
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