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Increased incentives for select NW Natural business customers

Qualifying NW Natural business customers in Creswell and Cottage Grove, Oregon may be eligible for increased incentives for lodging, foodservice and grocery equipment, insulation and water heating.

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Energy Trust of Oregon and NW Natural are collaborating to serve customers in small Oregon communities. To support energy efficiency in these areas, Energy Trust and NW Natural are offering limited-time increased incentives to select business customers who install energy-efficient upgrades in their existing commercial building.

Interested in saving energy at home? Check out our increased incentives for residences (including single-family homes, manufactured homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, townhouses and rowhouses).

  1. Establish your eligibility

    Your business must be located in either ZIP code 97424 or 97426 and primarily heated by natural gas provided by NW Natural. For pre-qualification, contact us at 1.866.605.1676 or existingbuildings@energytrust.org. We can help confirm your eligibility.

  2. Select a contractor and have the work completed

    To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, we recommend working with an Energy Trust trade ally contractor in your area who is specially trained in energy efficiency. You are also welcome to work with any contractor with a current Oregon Construction Contractors Board license.

  3. Submit documentation within 90 days of installation

    Eligible customers should contact Energy Trust of Oregon for the incentive application. Our team of energy advisors can help you complete and submit the application form. Contact us at 1.866.605.1676 or email existingbuildings@energytrust.org for assistance.

  4. Get your incentive

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

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

The following limited-time increased incentives are only available to businesses located within ZIP codes 97424 or 97426 and primarily heated with natural gas provided by NW Natural. Equipment must be purchased and installed by December 31, 2021 to be eligible for the incentive amounts listed below.

Energy Upgrade Limited-Time Increased Incentive Amount Requirements
Commercial Tank Water Heater $3.90 per kBtu/h input
  • Gas-condensing
  • Tank volume ≥ 10 gallons
  • Heating capacity > 75 kBtu/h
  • Minimum 94% thermal efficiency
  • All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Gas Fryer $1,250/vat
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • Minimum 12” wide vat
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broilers (Total conveyor belt width <22”) $2,500 each
  • Automatic conveyor with catalyst
  • Input rate < 80 kBtu/h or dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80 kBtu/h
  • Installed under a Type I Vent Hood (used for appliances that produce grease and smoke)
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broilers (Total conveyor belt width ≥22” to ≤ 28") $3,000 each
  • Automatic conveyor with catalyst
  • Input rate < 80 kBtu/h or dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80 kBtu/h
  • Installed under a Type I Vent Hood (used for appliances that produce grease and smoke)
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broilers (Total conveyor belt width >28”) $3,500 each
  • Automatic conveyor with catalyst
  • Input rate < 80 kBtu/h or dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80 kBtu/h
  • Installed under a Type I Vent Hood (used for appliances that produce grease and smoke)
Commercial Vent Hood with Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) $1,100/controlled motor hp
  • Motor speeds must be controlled by a programmable controller, with scheduling, occupancy sensing and heat sensing capabilities
  • Variable speed control must be installed on both the make-up air unit motor and the hood exhaust motor
  • Make-up air must be tempered
  • Retrofit hp must not exceed total existing hp of make-up air unit and exhaust fan motor
  • Minimum total controlled hp is based on gas or electric building heating fuel type and utility participation
Roof Insulation (Insulate roof to ≥ R-15 efficiency rating) $2/sq ft
  • No existing insulation, unless existing is damaged or missing
  • Damaged or missing insulation must be prequalified and documented by the installation contractor
Roof Insulation (Insulate roof to ≥ R-30 efficiency rating) $2/sq ft
  • No existing insulation, unless existing is damaged or missing
  • Damaged or missing insulation must be prequalified and documented by the installation contractor
Attic Insulation (Insulate attic to ≥ R-25 efficiency rating) $0.90/sq ft
  • No existing insulation, unless damaged or missing
  • Damaged or missing insulation must be prequalified and documented by the installation contractor
Wall Insulation (Insulate wall to ≥ R-20 efficiency rating) $1.30/sq ft

No existing insulation

Pipe Insulation (Piping serving low pressure steam heated with natural gas (< 15 psig)) $15/linear ft
  • No existing insulation
  • Jacketing that provides an appropriate level of protection for the insulation under the given environmental conditions to maintain the life of the insulation. This will commonly be All Service Jacketing (ASJ) or PVC in indoor applications and aluminum or stainless steel jacketing for outdoor projects.
  • Pipe diameter < 1.5” will insulate to at least 1.5” thickness
  • Pipe diameter > 1.5” will insulate to at least 2” thickness
  • Piping must be part of a system using natural gas provided by NW Natural
Pipe Insulation (Piping serving medium pressure steam (15-200 psig)) $15/linear ft
  • No existing insulation
  • Jacketing that provides an appropriate level of protection for the insulation under the given environmental conditions to maintain the life of the insulation. This will commonly be All Service Jacketing (ASJ) or PVC in indoor applications and aluminum or stainless steel jacketing for outdoor projects.
  • Pipe diameter < 1.5” will insulate to at least 1.5” thickness
  • Pipe diameter > 1.5” will insulate to at least 2” thickness
  • Piping must be part of a system using natural gas provided by NW Natural
Refrigerated Door $300/linear ft of door
  • Doors must be added to existing open refrigerated cases
  • Building must be primarily heated by gas provided by NW Natural
Steam Traps $0.40–$0.90 per lb/hr of trap capacity
  • Eligible only for trap repair or replacement for failed-open status
  • Pre-testing report to verify trap status (report must be submitted with application)
  • Installed in a commercial building utilizing natural gas fired steam boiler fueled by a participating gas utility
New Cooler Cases with Doors (per linear foot) $190/linear ft of doors
  • New remote medium temperature display cases with doors
  • Self-contained condensing unit display cases and refurbished cases are not eligible
  • Eligible only for medium and large convenience stores, grocery stores and big box retail with grocery section
  • Building must be primarily heated by gas provided by NW Natural
Modulating Boiler Burner $9/kBtu/h of burner rated capacity
  • Installed, as a retrofit on a natural gas-fired boiler used for space heating
  • Boilers used for process heating, DHW or pool heating are not eligible
  • 5-to-1 turndown ratio or higher
  • Replaces a dual stage burner or an on-off burner
  • Cannot be combined with the Commercial Condensing HVAC Boiler measure

If you don’t see the incentive that you’re looking for in the table above or your business is not located within ZIP codes 97424 or 97426, you may still be eligible for other Energy Trust incentives. Please visit our Existing Buildings page for a complete list of incentives available to business customers.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

In order to be eligible to receive increased incentives, you must live within ZIP codes 97424 or 97426 as shown below.

Questions?

Contact us at 1.866.605.1676 or existingbuildings@energytrust.org.