Energy Trust Incentives
We offer cash incentives for eligible homeowners who install their own insulation. Participants must review and install to the requirements in our Specifications Manual. Each insulation incentive can only be paid once per home, regardless of ownership. Incentives are paid for materials only, not labor. An Energy Trust verification is required to receive an incentive.
Electric- and gas-heated homes:
Attic/ceiling insulation: $0.25 per square foot
Floor insulation: $0.30 per square foot
Knee wall: $0.30 per square foot
To qualify for this incentive:
||R-18 or less
||R-11 or less
||R-30 or fill floor cavity
|Knee wall insulation
||R-4 or less
||R-15 for 2x4 cavities; R-21 for 2x6 cavities; cover attic side of wall with vapor permeable air barrier.
Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change.
Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.
Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.
Customers in Oregon heating their homes with electricity or natural gas from Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas can participate.
NW Natural customers in Washington who heat their homes with natural gas can also receive our incentives.
Oregon homeowners who heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane or wood can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization upgrades through the Oregon Department of Energy's State Home Oil Weatherization program.
Energy Trust does not pay incentives for energy-efficiency improvements that are required for building code compliance, such as remodeling, renovation or new additions to a home. Contact Energy Trust's Existing Homes team to find out if a pre-qualification is required for your self-installed insulation project.
Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.
Follow these easy steps to get cash back for self-installing insulation in your home:
1: Establish your eligibility and call 1.866.368.7878 to receive pre-approval on your work.
2: Seal air leaks and install insulation in qualifying areas according to the specifications in our Specifications Manual.
3: Sign and submit your application and checklist form within 60 days of installation.
Apply online, or mail or fax your signed and completed application and checklist form, along with insulation receipts, to:
Energy Trust of Oregon
P.O. Box 40508
Portland, OR 97240
4: Complete a post-installation verification. When we receive your form, we will contact you to schedule a verification. Self-installed insulation is verified prior to incentive payment.
Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.
Questions? Call us at 1.866.368.7878.
Customers in Oregon
If you are unable to use the online application, complete and then mail or fax Energy Trust Form 320S (PDF | Doc), along with your receipts, to receive a cash incentive for self-installed insulation improvements.
NW Natural Customers in Washington
If you are unable to use the online application, complete and then mail or fax Energy Trust Form 320S-WA (PDF | Doc), along with your receipts, to receive a cash incentive for self-installed insulation improvements.