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Insulation

$0.20 - $6 per square foot cash incentive

Proper insulation in roofs and walls is an essential part of saving energy, lowering heating and cooling costs, reducing outside noise and providing comfort year round.

  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. Talk with your trade ally or vendor to help you select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive.

    Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

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    Energy Trust of Oregon
    123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 400
    Portland, OR 97232

    Send by Fax
    503.282.0177

Please refer to the Application Form for a full list of qualifying criteria.

Energy Trust offers the following cash incentives to gas customers for energy-efficient insulation installations:

Indoor grow operations do not qualify for the incentives listed on this page. To learn more about insulation incentives available for grow operations visit greenhouse upgrades.

Building and Pipe Insulation Incentive Requirements
Attic insulation $0.45 per square foot

If no existing insulation, new insulation must be ≥ R19. (Partially insulated attics are not eligible for incentives.)

Roof insulation $0.45 per square foot

If no existing insulation; new insulation must be ≥ R11. If existing insulation < R5; new insulation must be ≥ R20

Wall insulation $0.45 per square foot

If no existing insulation, new insulation must be ≥ R11. (Partially insulated walls are not eligible for incentives.)

Pipe insulation, domestic hot water $4.00 per linear foot

If pipe diameter is ≤1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 1.5″; if pipe diameter is >1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 2.0″.

 

Pipe insulation, low-pressure steam $8.00 per linear foot

If pipe diameter is ≤1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 1.5″; if pipe diameter is >1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 2.0″.

Pipe insulation, med-pressure steam $12.00 per linear foot

If pipe diameter is ≤1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 1.5″; if pipe diameter is >1.5″, the minimum thickness must be 2.0″.

Custom insulation incentives may be available.

  • Insulation incentives not listed may still be eligible for custom incentives up to 50 percent of the cost of the installation of the insulation, not to exceed $0.25/kWh or $2.00/therm saved.
  • Talk with your contractor or call us at 866.202.0576 to find out more.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Questions?

Give us a call at 503.928.3154.

Success Stories

Sulzer Pumps, Portland

Sulzer Pumps, Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $99,000