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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Free Energy Assessments for Small Commercial Buildings

Assessment Update (as of March 29, 2013)

Funding for these free energy assessments is no longer available. If you are still looking for assistance identifying energy savings opportunities at your building, please contact the Energy Trust of Oregon for a free energy assessment  or contact Sustainability at Work for a free onsite sustainability assessment .


The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability offered a limited number of free energy assessments to small commercial buildings in Portland. The assessments, provided by a local engineering firm, resulted in a customized report that evaluates existing building and equipment conditions, prioritizes energy upgrades, estimates energy efficiency and cost savings and identifies relevant tax credits and financial incentives.

To participate in this offer businesses needed to meet the following criteria:

  • Be located within the City of Portland;
  • Occupy a building whose total size is 10,000 square feet or smaller;
  • Be the owner of the building; OR be a tenant with 4 years or more remaining in your lease term; and
  • Be able to provide a signed utility account release form (so that we can analyze historical energy consumption).


For more information, please contact Marlowe Kulley at 503-823-3919 or

This effort was made possible by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood program.

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