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Portland City Council will vote on a new energy rebate offering, Bucks for Buildings, designed to help Portland’s small businesses save energy and money.
Under the program, owners can apply to be considered for this limited-time rebate, pending Council consideration on Feb. 13, which will reduce the cost of making energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings by as much as 75 percent.
“Small businesses make up 92 percent of the businesses in Portland,” said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. “Bucks for Buildings will help us build stronger, more resilient neighborhood businesses by lowering their operating costs.”
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability created the new program with funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood program.
“Partners in the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program are leading by example, showing first hand how energy efficiency improvements can save money by saving energy,” said Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency at the U.S. Department of Energy. “The investments they’ve made through this program are helping to cut energy waste while saving American businesses millions in energy costs, creating jobs nationwide and helping to position theUnited Statesto lead in the global economy.”
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