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Oregon State Treasury Resiliency Building
Commercial

Oregon State Treasury Resiliency Building

A resilient new headquarters is helping ensure the Oregon State Treasury can remain operational in the face of an earthquake, ice storm, wildfire or other potential disaster event. By targeting net-zero energy use, it also shows how resilient design, renewable energy and energy efficiency go hand in hand.

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Bright Wood Corporation, Madras, OR
Industry

Bright Wood Corporation, Madras, OR Energy Champion Leads Team That Saves $700,000

In 2016, after energy prices increased 10% in ten years Bright Wood’s leadership took action. Bright Wood started a five-year SEM engagement with Energy Trust of Oregon. Bright Wood office manager Wendy Smith became a key part of the company’s success as their Energy Champion.

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Savings Are A Wrap, Portland
Industry

Savings Are A Wrap, Portland Direct Install Pipe Insulation Costs Nothing, Saves Energy 

Exposed pipes lose heat to the air around them, wasting energy and creating a safety risk. Adding insulation to heated pipes can benefit industrial facilities in several ways. By enclosing the hot pipes, insulation minimizes heat loss, saves energy and prevents potential burns. With Energy Trust of Oregon’s direct install pipe insulation offer, businesses can add insulation for free and start saving on energy costs right away.

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Criss Family Farms, Klamath Falls, OR
Agriculture

Criss Family Farms, Klamath Falls, OR

In March of 2022, Gov. Kate Brown declared drought emergencies in 11 counties in Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon, citing low snowpack, reservoir levels and low streamflow that “have caused or will cause natural and economic disaster conditions.” 

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Jimenez Farms, Milton-Freewater, OR
Agriculture

Jimenez Farms, Milton-Freewater, OR

Felipe Jimenez owns and operates Jimenez Farms, a 50-acre farm outside Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Jimenez used all his savings to purchase the land more than 15 years ago. And with just $60 remaining in his pocket, he slowly started buying the seeds and tools needed to cultivate and grow the farm into what it is today.

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Grain Craft, Portland
Industry

Grain Craft, Portland

Grain Craft, a flour mill located in North Portland, produces 720,000 pounds of flour every day, which is then packaged and delivered to commercial bakeries throughout the Pacific Northwest. In its efforts to improve energy efficiency and sustainable operations, the company has engaged in Energy Trust’s Strategic Energy Management offering.

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