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Commercial Foodservice Equipment

Foodservice operations rely on a wide variety of energy-intensive equipment—and the monthly energy expenses can be very high. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for investing in energy-efficient foodservice equipment.

To get started on your energy-efficient upgrade follow the steps below or contact a program representative.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    • Property’s electricity must be provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power; or natural gas provided by NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista. See “Details” tab for additional heating fuel and water heating fuel requirements.
    • Cash incentives are available to Oregon multifamily properties including campus living, such as dormitories and sorority and fraternity housing and assisted living properties.
    • Energy-saving improvements must meet program requirements.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor or work with your own contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install equipment that meets the requirements listed on the Details tab.

  4. Complete and submit an incentive application with supporting documentation.

    • Proof of payment (invoice or receipt marked paid) and/or contractor’s invoice
    • A W-9 or Substitute W-9 form is required for investment properties.
    • Energy Trust must receive applications within 90 days from the date of purchase and installation.

    Download Application (PDF) Download Application (Doc)

    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Existing Multifamily Program
    811 SW 6th Ave, Suite 800
    Portland, OR 97204

    Send by Fax
    503.243.1154

  5. Get your incentive.

    You should receive a cash incentive check within 6-8 weeks after all information is received.

    Note: A post-installation verification may be required.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. Review the incentive application equipment specifications and requirements before starting your project.

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Commercial Vent Hood with Demand Controlled Ventilation $750/controlled motor hp

Total controlled hp > 1
Motor speeds must be controlled by a programmable controller, with scheduling, occupancy sensing, and heat sensing capabilities
Variable speed control must be installed on both the make-up air unit motor and the hood exhaust motor
Make up air must be tempered
Retrofit hp must not exceed total existing hp of makeup air unit and exhaust fan motor

Additional requirements apply. See incentive application on the steps tab for details

Gas-fired Conveyor Broilers $2,000-$3,000 each

Conveyor belt width < 20” Conveyor belt width 20” to 26” Conveyor belt width > 26”

Must be an automatic conveyor with a catalyst installed under a Type I vent hood. The input rate should be < 80 kBtu/h or have a dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80 kBtu/h.

Anti-sweat Heating Controls (ASH) $60-$80 per linear foot of door

Eligible heater controls must reduce sweat by sensing humidity, dew point or condensation. Site must not have an existing refrigeration energy management system, including ASH controls. Site receives electricity from a participating utility.

To qualify, equipment must be purchased, installed and application received before 12/1/23.

Electric Hot Food Cabinet $450 each

Half-size, interior volume < 13 cubic feet

Electric Combination Oven – 3-4 pan capacity $500 each

ENERGY STAR 3.0

Electric Combination Oven – 5-40 pan capacity $1,000 each

ENERGY STAR 3.0

Electric Convection Oven $300-$500 each

Full size: $500, ENERGY STAR, accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” 1”
Half size: $300, ENERGY STAR, accommodates half sheet, minimum 18” x 13” 1”

Gas Steam Cooker $2,000 each

Cooking energy efficiency should be at least 43% and idle rate no greater than 2770 Btu/hr

Electric Steam Cooker $2,500 each

Cooking energy efficiency should be at least 62% and idle rate no greater than 300W

Pre-Rinse Spray Valve $30 each

Minimum spray force of 4.0 ounces-force. If spray force cannot be determined from spec sheet, please refer to Watersense list. Installed equipment must have rated flow rate ≥ 0.61 GPM and ≤ 1.00 GPM and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility.

Dishwasher, Single Tank, Conveyor (Low, High or Dual Temperature) $900 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electricity must be provided by a participating utility

Dishwasher, Multi-Tank, Conveyor (High or Dual Temperature) $900 each

ENERGY STAR certified and electricity must be provided by a participating utility

Commercial Ice-Maker $150 each

Must be a current ENERGY STAR rated commercial batch type and continuous air-cooled ice-making head, remote condensing unit or self-contained unit and have electric or gas water heating provided by a participating utility

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Incentives also available for businesses located in Southwest Washington.

Need Help? Contact Us.

We’re here to explain the process and benefits. Give us a call at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email at multifamily@energytrust.org.

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