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Energy

Saving energy can save your business money and provide big returns for the environment. Commercial buildings account for 25% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in Multnomah County. The primary energy sources in Portland are natural gas and electricity. Natural gas is a non-renewable fossil fuel. Electricity consumed in Portland is generated from a variety of sources, with 68% produced from coal and natural gas power plants.

ENERGY STAR® Product Guide

This helpful guide lists available ENERGY STAR qualified products, as well as estimated savings, case studies and more.

ENERGY STAR® Computer Power Management Guide

Managing your computers’ power usage can save up to $50 per computer annually. This guide helps you optimize built-in power management features by changing each computer’s settings or by implementing network-wide solutions. 

Energy Trust of Oregon Cash Incentives for commercial businesses

Cash incentives may be available from Energy Trust of Oregon for many of appliances and equipment in use at your business. View latest list of cash incentives.

Energy Trust of Oregon Cash Incentives for manufacturing, agriculture

Cash incentives and technical assistance may be available to improve the operation of your plant.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Energy Trust provides a wide range of cash incentives and technical assistance for businesses and facilities interested in generating renewable energy.

Lamping Comparison Chart

Local lighting company ELEEK has created a helpful guide to understanding the many available lamping options; including the cost and life of the bulb.

Solar Oregon

Learn about installing solar at your business with helpful case studies, workshops and information.

Renewable Power

Discover renewable energy options available through your electrical utility company and Energy Trust of Oregon:

Carbon Offsets

A variety of vendors offer carbon offsets that support renewable energy, forestry or emission reduction projects both locally and around the globe. Some verification entities include: