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.
Project Type: Infrared Radiant Heaters
Project Cost: $26,600
Annual Savings: 2,100 kWh and 3,600 therms
Project Type: Steam Traps
Project Cost: $16,000
Annual Savings: 3,600 therms
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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.
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Install equipment that meets the requirements listed in the Oregon Incentive Application.
See the appropriate incentive application below to confirm equipment requirements before purchasing.
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Energy Trust of Oregon
811 SW 6th Ave, Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97204
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Note: A post-installation verification may apply.
Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. See incentives available for HVAC and water heating equipment outlined in the table below. Review the incentive application equipment specifications and requirements before starting your project.
|Infrared Radiant Heaters||$1.25-$2.25 per kBtu/h input|
|New Rooftop Unit (RTU) with Economizer||$30 per ton of cooling capacity|
|New RTU with Demand Control Ventilation (DCV)||$29 per ton of cooling capacity|
|New RTU with Variable Speed Supply Fan||$100 per ton of cooling capacity|
|Advanced Rooftop Controls (ARC) – Lite Retrofit||$100 per ton|
|Advanced Rooftop Controls (ARC) – Full Retrofit||$50-$200 per ton|
|Air-Cooled Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), for Offices or Schools||$1 per sq ft of area served by VRF|
|Steam Traps||$300 per steam trap|
|Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH)||$500 each|
|Commercial Condensing Tank Water Heater||$3 per kBtu/h input|
|Commercial Tankless Water Heater < 200 kBtu/h||$165 each|
|Commercial Tankless Water Heater/Boiler ≥ 200kBtu/h||$1.40 per kBtu/h input|
|Commercial Condensing HVAC Boiler||$6.50 per kBtu/h input|
|Modulating Boiler Burner||
To qualify, equipment must be purchased and installed before 12/1/23.
|Hydronic Heating Circulator Pumps, Single Speed Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM)||$200-$300 each|
|Hydronic Heating Circulator Pumps, Variable Speed ECM||$300-$750 each|
|Commercial Ductless Heat Pump – New or Replacement||$300 per ton|
|Garage Exhaust Ventilation Controls||$0.10–$0.50 per CFM|
|Commercial Condensing Gas Furnace||$7 per kBtu/h|
|Commercial Pump VFD, New||$150-$1000 per installed VFD|
|Commercial Irrigation Pump VFD, New or Retrofit||$500-$3,750 per installed VFD|
Ready to apply for standard incentives? Download application forms. If you need guidance, just ask your trade ally contractor for assistance.
Energy Trust offers custom incentives for larger, more complex projects. Learn more about custom incentives >
Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.
Incentives also available for businesses located in Southwest Washington.
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