Success Stories

Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
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Success Stories

Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
University of Portland, Portland Oregon
Multifamily

University of Portland, Portland Oregon estimated annual savings $47,000

The University of Portland installed new heating systems in three residence halls, reducing their energy consumption and saving the university an estimated $47,000 annually.

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Oregon Convention Center, Portland
Commercial

Oregon Convention Center, Portland

The Oregon Convention Center is generating approximately 25 percent of its electricity onsite by drawing energy from the sun with a large rooftop solar system.

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Hopworks Brewery, Portland
Commercial

Hopworks Brewery, Portland Estimated annual savings: $3,400

When retail space became available on the ground floor of the ecoFLATS building, Hopworks Urban Brewery owner Christian Ettinger knew it would be the perfect location for his latest outpost.

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Southpark Square, Portland
Multifamily

Southpark Square, Portland Estimated annual savings: $32,700

Southpark Square, a 30-year-old apartment complex, received over $55,000 in cash incentives from Energy Trust for energy-efficiency upgrades that help the complex stay current and reduce energy use.

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Portland Community College Newberg Center, Portland
Commercial

Portland Community College Newberg Center, Portland Estimated annual savings: $27,000

When voters passed Portland Community College’s bond measure in 2008, the college committed to meeting or exceeding LEED® Silver standards. The 13,500-square-foot campus center is not only LEED Platinum certified, it’s one of the first higher education buildings in Oregon—and one of only a few nationwide—to be on the path to achieving net zero.

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City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa
Industry + Agriculture

City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa Estimated annual savings: $5,000

By harnessing the sun’s energy, the City of Wallowa operates its wastewater treatment plant at zero energy costs. A 60-kilowatt solar electric system generates 71,000 kilowatt hours annuallyenough to power the whole plant.

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