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ilani Casino Resort, Ridgefield, Washington

51,300 annual therms saved, $41,100 annual energy cost savings

Energy Trust of Oregon supports business customers of NW Natural in Washington. At ilani Casino Resort, on the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s 150-acre reservation, the management team knows the importance of being good energy stewards for their community. Working with Energy Trust helped make installing energy-efficient equipment during construction more affordable.

The management at ilani took advantage of incentives to purchase three gas-fired condensing boilers to help with space and water heating. The boilers were installed in the resort’s central utility plant, set off from the main building.

The new boilers require less maintenance, which frees up time for staff to focus on other tasks. “Because the boilers have been working so well, it’s allowed us to do other work inside the casino to keep it looking and feeling brand new for our guests,” explained Jeff Young, ilani’s director of facilities.

Young described the experience of working with Energy Trust as thorough. “Our Energy Trust team was so helpful in guiding us through the entire process. They worked hard to ensure we took advantage of the maximum amount of incentives.”

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