Windows

Windows cash incentives

Your home's windows play a large part in regulating energy use and costs. Installing ENERGY STAR® qualified high-efficiency windows reduces condensation, decreases drafts and air leaks, and can increase house value and curb appeal. New, tight-fitting windows also help seal your home against unwanted air intrusion or escape. (Be sure to seal air leaks, cracks and interior window perimeters with caulk or low-expansion window foam prior to window trim installation.)

Read more below about applying for cash incentives and hiring a contractor:

Energy Trust Incentives

Electric- and gas-heated homes: $2.25 per square foot of windows installed
U-Value 0.26 – 0.30

Electric- and gas-heated homes: $3.50 per square foot of windows installed
U-Value 0.25 or less

Example: If all requirements are met, the incentive paid for six windows with an area of 12 square feet each and a U-Value of 0.26 – 0.30 would be $162. A $252 incentive would be paid for windows with a U-Value of 0.25 or less.

To qualify for this incentive:

  • Incentive application must include proof of window size and U-Value, provided by the manufacturer, for each window installed
    • A copy of the NFRC sticker for each window installed must be submitted as proof of U-Value 
    • Proof of window size must be submitted as a packing slip or as an invoice from the manufacturer, distributor, retailer or contractor. If a packing slip or invoice is unavailable, your contractor may submit a Windows Addendum as documentation of window size.

Incentive offer is subject to availability of funding and may change.

Tax Credits

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.

Oregon customers 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 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.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

Follow these easy steps to get cash for installing new windows in your home:

1: Establish your eligibility.

2: Select a contractor to install your windows.
To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, contact a quality, energy-efficiency trained Energy Trust trade ally contractor or any contractor with a current Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license.

3: Submit your incentive application within 90 days of installation. Mail or fax your signed and completed incentive application along with your contractor's invoice(s)—marked “paid in full.” Documentation of U-Value and size for each window must also be submitted. Proof of U-Value must be submitted as a copy of the NFRC sticker for each window installed. Proof of window size must be submitted as a packing slip or invoice from the manufacturer, distributor, retailer or contractor. Your contractor may submit a Windows Addendum as documentation of window size if a packing slip or invoice is unavailable. All required documentation should be submitted to:

Mail:
Energy Trust of Oregon
Existing Homes
P.O. Box 40508
Portland, OR 97240

Fax: 1.866.516.7592

Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

Questions? Call us at 1.866.368.7878.

Oregon Customers

Please mail, fax or submit Form 320WI (Online | PDF | Doc), your contractor's invoice(s) marked "paid in full", the NFRC window sticker for each window installed to prove U-value and proof of the window dimensions. A Windows Addendum (PDF | Doc) may be completed by your contractor if you are unable to provide a packing slip or invoice from the manufacturer or retailer to document window size.

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Please mail or fax Form 320WA (PDF | Doc), along with your contractor's invoice marked "paid in full", the NFRC window sticker for each window installed to prove U-value and proof of the window dimensions. A Windows Addendum (PDF | Doc) may be completed by your contractor if you are unable to provide a packing slip or invoice from the manufacturer or retailer to document window size.