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Gas HVAC + 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. And because energy savings often pay for improvements in just a few years, you get a fast return on your investment. 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: $27,732
Incentive: $3,200
Annual Savings: 1,096 therms

Existing Buildings: Gas HVAC and Water Heating

Business Center

Project Type: Boiler
Project Cost: $95,995
Incentive: $24,000
Annual Savings: 8,760 therms

Proper insulation is an essential part of the energy-efficiency formula, lowering costs and providing comfort year round. 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. Want to get comfortable? Bring us in.

  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
HVAC Unit Heater $3/kBtu/h input
Warm-Air Furnace $3/kBtu/h input
Radiant Heaters $6.50—$10/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tank Water Heaters $4/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tankless/Instantaneous Water Heaters $2/kBtu/h input
Boilers $8—$10/kBtu/h input
Modulating Boiler Burner $2/kBtu/h input
Boiler Vent Damper $1000 per vent damper
Steam Traps $250 per trap

Projects that feature non-custom equipment with easy installation can 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 projects that typically are larger and more complex. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change. Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

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