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.
This helpful guide lists available ENERGY STAR qualified products, as well as estimated savings, case studies and more.
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.
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.
Cash incentives and technical assistance may be available to improve the operation of your plant.
Energy Trust provides a wide range of cash incentives and technical assistance for businesses and facilities interested in generating renewable energy.
Local lighting company ELEEK has created a helpful guide to understanding the many available lamping options; including the cost and life of the bulb.
Learn about installing solar at your business with helpful case studies, workshops and information.
Discover renewable energy options available through your electrical utility company and Energy Trust of Oregon:
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: