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Insulation

Make upgrades to your building’s attic, wall, roof and pipe insulation and get Energy Trust cash incentives. You’ll save energy, reduce heating and cooling costs, decrease outside noise and create a more comfortable environment year-round.

Project Examples

Existing Buildings: Insulation

Historic Movie Theater

Project Type: Attic Insulation
Project Cost: $2,400
Incentive: $2,400
Annual Savings: 1,000 therms

Existing Buildings: Insulation

Medical Office

Project Type: Roof and Wall Insulation
Project Cost: $7,600
Incentive: $1,700
Annual Savings: 550 therms

  1. Check your eligibility.

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

    • Have a project site in Oregon served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your bill or contact Energy Trust if you have questions.
    • Be improving an existing structure.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install equipment that meets the requirements listed in the Oregon Incentive Application.

    See the appropriate incentive application below to confirm equipment requirements before purchasing.

  4. Submit documentation.

    Complete the appropriate incentive application and submit with your W-9. To determine what incentive application you should complete and submit, see the Details Tab.

    Download W-9 (PDF)

  5. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

See incentives available for insulation outlined in the tables below.

Energy Trust limits the total amount of standard electric and gas incentives a customer site may receive per year. The incentive limit varies by utility:

  • Portland General Electric (PGE) sites may receive up to $12,000 per site, per year for all equipment, gas or electric. This includes PGE customers also served by NW Natural. See Form 120P (Excel | PDF).
  • Pacific Power sites may receive up to $6,000 per site, per year for all equipment, gas or electric. This includes Pacific Power customers also served by NW Natural or Avista. See Form 120P-PAC (Excel | PDF).
  • NW Natural or Avista sites served by any other electric utility (not PGE or Pacific Power) may receive up to $12,000 per site, per year. See Form 120P (Excel | PDF).
  • Cascade Natural Gas customer sites:
    • Served by Pacific Power and installing electric equipment may receive up to $6,000 per site, per year. See Form 120P-CNG (Excel | PDF).
    • Served by Pacific Power and installing gas or gas/electric equipment are not subject to an incentive limit. See Form 120P-CNG (Excel | PDF).
    • Served by any other electric utility (not Pacific Power) are not subject to an incentive limit. See Form 120P-CNG (Excel | PDF).

Equipment Incentive
Attic Insulation $0.60 per sq ft
Wall Insulation $0.60 per sq ft
Roof Insulation $0.50–$1 per sq ft
Pipe Insulation $4–$12 per lineal ft

Ready to apply for standard incentives? Download general project forms. If you need guidance, just ask your trade ally contractor for assistance.

Custom Incentives

Energy Trust offers custom incentives for larger, more complex projects. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Need Help? Contact Us.

1.866.605.1676

existingbuildings@energytrust.org