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Bethlehem Inn, Bend

Bethlehem Inn, Bend Estimated annual savings: $16,700

Formerly located in a 1960s motel, Bethlehem Inn, which offers temporary housing, meals and more for those experiencing homelessness, now boasts two new buildings that are models of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Over the past three years, the Bend nonprofit worked closely with Energy Trust on its Family Residence and Service Hub, which shelters up to 10 families and includes a commercial kitchen, and its Next Steps building, which accommodates up to 112 single adults.

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Steve Campbell, Southern Oregon
Trade Ally

Steve Campbell, Southern Oregon Trade ally seals 3,000 homes in Southern Oregon

Steve Campbell has helped nearly 3,000 manufactured home owners across Southern Oregon. Because of the statewide Energy Trust offering that pays cash incentives to him and other contractors for testing and sealing ducts in manufactured homes, Campbell is able to provide his critical services for free.

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Linda Hardesty, Bend

Linda Hardesty, Bend Program helps family afford new heat pump for manufactured home

For years, Bend resident Linda Hardesty had been frustrated with her electric furnace. It was so inefficient it sometimes cost her $600 a month to heat her and her husband’s 1,500 square-foot manufactured home. They often set the thermostat extra low to save money. “Our only income is Social Security,” she said, “so it was beyond our financial means to upgrade the heating system.”

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Hongs Inc. Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

Hongs Inc. Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Trade ally supplies energy-efficient equipment to local restaurants

Hongs Inc. Restaurant Equipment & Supplies describes itself as a small business with big aspirations. As an Energy Trust trade ally, the family-owned Portland business has helped hundreds of restaurants and commercial kitchens cut their energy costs and stay competitive.

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La Tapatia 2, Gresham

La Tapatia 2, Gresham Estimated annual savings: $2,600

When La Tapatia 2 couldn’t find replacement bulbs for its antiquated outdoor lighting, the Mexican grocery and meat market in Gresham turned to Energy Trust for help. “Energy Trust told us we could save thousands of dollars switching to LEDs,” said Juan Alvarez, owner.

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Criss Family Farms, Bonanza

Criss Family Farms, Bonanza Estimated annual savings: $5,900

Irrigation system improvements have lightened the load at the Criss family farm near Klamath Falls—reducing energy, water and labor needed to grow 2,000 acres of alfalfa and grain.

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