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Energy Trust of Oregon

Portland, Oregon

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Energy Trust of Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians benefit from saving energy and tapping into renewable resources. Energy Trust is receiving its first Sustained Excellence recognition for its innovative consumer marketing and piloting of "on-bill" payment via the Clean Energy Works collaborative with the city of Portland and county of Multnomah. Key accomplishments include: 

  • Improving the efficiency of more than 930 homes through home retrofits for a savings of more than 300,000 kWh and 80,000 therms in 2009; since 2007, over 2,500 home retrofits have been completed.
  • Evolving its all-encompassing, three-tier market strategy, visual, written, and educational, to successfully streamline the complexities of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR into an interactive experience for its consumers.
  • Launching its statewide Home Energy Makeover contest, which increased awareness of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and demonstrated the benefits of home energy management; over 6,000 homeowners registered for the contest.
  • Piloting the Home Energy IQ Workshop, where more than 190 participants at 14 locations learned how to turn interest into action by working through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR for future home improvements. 
  • Leading an on-bill payment option where consumers pay nothing up front, with repayment through their utility bills via the Clean Energy Works pilot.