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HVAC and Water Heating

Energy Trust offers incentives for businesses that install qualifying natural gas upgrades like commercial water heaters and boilers. Incentives help reduce your upfront costs and make energy-efficiency improvements more affordable. Want to stretch every dollar? Bring us in.

Project Examples

Existing Buildings: Gas HVAC and Water Heating


Project Type: Commercial Tank Water Heater
Project Cost: $8,500
Incentive: $800
Annual Savings: 270 therms

Existing Buildings: Gas HVAC and Water Heating

Business Center

Project Type: Boiler
Project Cost: $162,000
Incentive: $36,000
Annual Savings: 11,400 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 Cash Incentives Brochure.

    Confirm equipment requirements here.

  4. Submit documentation.

  5. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

Equipment Incentive
Radiant Heaters $5.50—$7/kBtu/h input
New Rooftop Units with Factory-installed Economizers $29–$100/ton
Air-Cooled Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) $1/sq ft of area served by VRF
Steam Traps $0.40–$0.90/lb/hr of trap capacity
Commercial Tank Water Heater $3/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tankless Water Heater/Boiler ≥ 200kBtu/h $1/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tankless Water Heater < 200 kBtu/h $300 each
Commercial Hot Water Condensing Boilers $8-10/kBtu/h input
Modulating Boiler Burner $2/kBtu/h input

Projects that feature non-custom equipment with simple installation may be eligible for standard incentives. Eligible participants can receive up to $500,000 per site, per year for qualifying projects. It’s easy to qualify for standard incentives, and your trade ally contractor may be able to complete the forms for you. Get more details >

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.

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Success Stories

La Grande School District, La Grande, Oregon

La Grande School District, La Grande, Oregon

Umatilla School District, Umatilla, Oregon

Umatilla School District, Umatilla, Oregon