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Customers have new option to donate fridge and freezer recycling incentives to Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank is teaming up with Energy Trust to provide meals to those in need. Customers who schedule a refrigerator or freezer recycling appointment with Energy Trust between May 1 and July 31 can choose to donate their $40 incentive to Oregon Food Bank. For every $40 incentive donation, Oregon Food Bank can provide the equivalent of approximately 120 meals or four emergency food boxes to those in need. To learn more about the promotion visit Energy Trust’s website.
Important upcoming dates
Be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar:
2013 ENERGY STAR® award winners
- May is National Home Improvement Month: Help your customers boost the energy-efficiency of their homes by directing them to our website to learn about Energy Trust incentives.
- May 27, Memorial Day: All Energy Trust call centers, including the Products call center, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
- May 15, Introduction to Efficient Lighting and Controls: A one-hour webinar hosted by Portland General Electric. To learn more and sign up, visit PGE’s event calendar.
ENERGY STAR announced the winners of its annual awards at a ceremony earlier this spring. ENERGY STAR presents awards to companies that promote energy efficiency internally and in their communities. Energy Trust congratulates the following industry partners on receiving this prestigious award:
Earth Day is April 22
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Sears Holdings Corporation
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
LG Electronics, Inc.
The Home Depot
ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence
To see a full list of this year’s winners visit ENERGY STAR’s website.
Earth Day is only a few weeks away and it’s a great time to plan an event promoting energy-efficient appliances. If you are interested in promotional materials or would like one of our trained staff members to help with your event, contact us at 1.877.283.0698 and select option 2.
Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center March 22 – 24
The sixth annual Better Living Show, sponsored in part by Energy Trust, is a great opportunity to check out products and services that promote sustainable and healthy living. Energy Trust will be right in the middle of the action, helping customers find ways to reduce their energy use and learn more about trade ally contractors. Best of all, show admission is free! Visit the Better Living Show’s website for more details.
2012 application information
Applications for qualifying appliance purchases made in 2012 must be submitted to Energy Trust by March 31, 2013. To ensure applications are received on time, encourage customers to apply online. They will benefit from faster incentive processing, online status reporting and application confirmation.
ENERGY STAR awards ceremony
On March 26, 2013, ENERGY STAR will recognize businesses from around the country with awards for corporate commitment, sustained excellence and partner of the year. Find out how companies like yours have paved the way for energy efficiency. Visit ENERGY STAR’s event page to learn more about the awards or to register.
Renewable energy exhibit at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
In early 2013, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry opened its Renewable Energy exhibit, sponsored in part by Energy Trust. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and its benefits. For more information on the exhibit, visit OMSI’s website.
Refrigerator recycling 101
As an Energy Trust participating retailer, you are an important resource for customers who want to learn more about our fridge and freezer recycling offer. To ensure you have all the information you need to answer questions, we recently created a fridge recycling info-graphic that outlines the offer and the many benefits of participating.
PGE’s Switch Labs investigates the benefits of smart power strips
Visit www.energytrust.org/fridgerecycling to view the info-graphic.
When you turn off appliances, it doesn’t always stop them from using power. Appliances like computers and TVs use power even when they are turned off. This is known as a vampire load, and wastes electricity and money.
The latest episode of Portland General Electric’s Switch Labs addresses vampire loads and how smart power strips help reduce energy use. Customers can learn about vampire loads and other efficiency related topics by visiting PGE’s Switch Labs.