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Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

Portland, Oregon

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing how Oregonians produce and use energy by investing in energy-efficient technologies and renewable resources that protect the environment while saving energy. Energy Trust is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its home retrofit program, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, its ENERGY STAR commercial foodservice program, and other efforts leveraging the ENERGY STAR national brand platform. This non-profit's approach provides a model for other state, utility, and public purpose fund programs throughout the country. Key accomplishments include:

·         Improving the efficiency of more than 1,000 homes through home retrofits, nearly double the previous year, for total savings of more than 400,000 kWh and 80,000 therms.

·         Increasing sales and elevating awareness of ENERGY STAR qualified equipment: completing nearly 700 qualified equipment installations and securing energy savings of more than 3.7 million kWh and over 550,000 therms.

·         Expanding participation in its commercial foodservice program - from four dealers selling ENERGY STAR foodservice equipment in Oregon in 2006 to 12 dealers in 2008.