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Jacobs Part of Innovative Energy Solutions Award Team

Jacobs, in conjunction with NW Natural and Steelcreek Homes, has been awarded the Energy Solutions Center’s Partnership Award for innovative Energy Solutions for the installation of the freewatt® Residential CHP system in the 2011 Street of Dreams Show home ‘Cascade Splender’ at Brentwood Estates, Tigard, OR.

The Partnership Award is an honor reserved for those […]


Great experience start to finish

Hi Krista.

I just wanted to take a moment to pass along a few compliments for some of your folks. We had a great experience from start to finish. When our furnace died I called the office you got someone out here the same day. We had a service call from Brian. He was courteous and […]


All three of them really listened to me

Jacobs Heating and Cooling installed a complete hydronic heating system in my home at 1542 SE 36th Ave, Portland OR to replace an old boiler that had been there for nearly 100 years. They did an excellent job, from designing and fabricating the components and system according to my needs and what I wanted, through […]


Code Supports Builders Using Passive Standard

By Lee Van Der Voo, Sustainable Business Oregon

Supports of the passive trend achieved a landmark in Oregon this month when a committee charged with drafting the state’s building code adopted a standard recognizing passive house construction.

The Oregon Reach Code Committee, a group that develops Oregon’s building code three years in advance of its implementation, adopted […]

Good Group of People You Have!!!

The final part of my furnace installation was just completed by Rob. I was so extremely impressed by his smile, diligence and (especially) his work ethic. I work with service technicians and know there are many personality types. His is exemplary! He explained the programming of the thermostat, showed me how to replace the filter, […]


You have a good crew in these people.

Attn: Susan, Service Dept. Manager

I am writing to commend your service technician, Daryl Quinn, who stayed with the problem of my furnace until it was repaired. I’m so grateful for his work. It was no fun being in the house with no heat the night of October 5 and most of October 6. I’m sure […]


Great Service from Your Employees and Company

I am writing to say “Thank You” for such great service from your employees and company. My furnace stopped working this morning. I called and spoke to Abby and she scheduled someone right away. Later this morning James Lebreton came and replace my thermostat (never worked properly) with a great new one – cleaned the […]


Overall Project Went Great

We had a new high-end furnace and air conditioner installed as well as some zoning controls.

The overall project went great, from bid to completion. Sales person was not pushy at all and was very knowledgeable in the product line. The price was exceptionally good, especially in comparison to other vendors biding the exact same products. […]


Visit Jacobs at Neil Kelly Historic Home Fair


From century-old Craftsman and Victorian homes, to sleek Mid-Century Modern Rummer homes, experts share tips for preserving historic properties

Portland Ore. – October 20, 2010 – The Neil Kelly Historic Home Fair presented by NW Natural will take place on […]


Beyond Fossil Fuels: A Brighter Shade of Green

By: Tom Zeller, Jr.

New York Times

September 25, 2010

WHEN Barbara Landau, an environmental and land-use lawyer in suburban Boston, was shopping for insurance on the energy-efficient home she and her husband were building in the woods just outside of town here, she was routinely asked what sort of furnace the home would have.

“None,” she replied.

Several insurers […]

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