Energy Trust - New Homes Stand Alone Incentive Program

September 29, 2011


Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives to builders that incorporate specific energy-efficient measures into new construction projects. The cash incentives are designed to help builders transition over to the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code. These incentives are available for work done between June 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

Additionally, subcontractors can qualify for a $50 incentive for completing and submitting the incentive application form on behalf of the builder. The incentive application must be submitted within 90 days of installation or by October 1, 2011, whichever is earlier. Builders cannot qualify for the Stand Alone incentives on homes receiving an Energy Performance Score (EPS).

Energy Trust only offers incentives for homes within Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Northwest Natural, and Cascade Natural Gas service territories in Oregon.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Energy Trust of Oregon
Start Date: 6/30/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Duct/Air sealing
Incentive Amount: $200 per package of measures (choose one of four options)
Equipment Requirements: High-efficiency HVAC equipment includes a minimum 92% AFUE gas furnace or an 8.5 HSPF heat pump.
Non-ducted heating systems include zonal electric heat and ductless mini-split heat pumps.
High efficiency duct sealing includes duct systems that have been sealed with mastic paste and tested to have a leakage less than or equal to 6% or ducts that are 100% inside conditioned space.
75% of indoor and outdoor lighting must be energy-efficient bulbs or fixtures.


Name: New Homes Program
Organization: Energy Trust of Oregon
Address: 421 SW Oak St., Suite 300
Portland OR 97204
Phone: (877) 283-0698

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.