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Greenhouse & Nursery Upgrades

Oregon’s nurseries and greenhouses are leading the industry in adopting energy-efficiency practices. Energy Trust can help with cash incentives for upgrades to greenhouse shell and heating systems, irrigation and lighting.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Contact an Energy Trust trade ally contractor or vendor, who can assist you throughout the process.

    We can help you get started and select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust cash incentives.

  3. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive or receive an incentive offer from Energy Trust.

    See the details tab for a full list of standard incentives available and links to the appropriate forms. Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives. You must return a complete and signed incentive form with your invoices for your equipment to Energy Trust within 180 days of purchase and before the end of the calendar year to receive your incentive.

    If you would like to complete a greenhouse reglazing upgrade or install a condensing boiler, you must reach out to Energy Trust to receive an incentive offer before ordering or purchasing the equipment. Give us a call 1.866.202.0576 or email to get started.

See cash incentives available for greenhouses and nurseries outlined below. Apply for these incentives after you purchase the following equipment.  Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Equipment Incentive
Infrared (IR) polyethylene greenhouse cover $0.08 per square foot*
Greenhouse controllers $0.40 per square foot*
Condensing unit heater for greenhouses $13.75 per kBtu input*
Thermal curtain $1.15 per sq ft*
Under-bench heating $2.15 per sq ft*
Pipe insulation $25.00 per foot**
Radiant heater for nurseries, non-modulating $1.25 per kBtu input***
Radiant heater for nurseries, modulating $2.25 per kBtu input***

* Form 420NG

** Form 420IN – Structure cannot have existing insulation.

*** Form 420G

Incentives for Greenhouse Reglazing and Condensing Boiler

See incentives available for greenhouse reglazing upgrades and condensing boilers outlined in the table below. Cash incentives are calculated based on operating hours and usage. Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

System Incentive Requirements
Greenhouse reglazing $5.00 per therm, up to 90% of eligible measure costs

Final incentive will be based on unit size.

Condensing boiler for greenhouse $5.00 per therm, up to 90% of eligible measure costs varies

Final incentive will be based on unit size.

Find cash incentives for greenhouses located in Washington.

Energy Trust also offers cash incentives for irrigation equipment and system upgrades. For more information, visit our irrigation improvements page.


Give us a call 1.866.202.0576 or email

Success Stories

Bailey Nurseries, Yamhill, OR

Bailey Nurseries, Yamhill, OR

Estimated Annual Savings: $112,000

Cash Incentives: $340,000