|Energy Trust of Oregon helps with sustainable schools; learn more at Seaside|
Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives to school districts planning to incorporate energy efficiency into their new construction and major renovation projects. These offerings include financial support for early design assistance and energy modeling, as well as equipment installation incentives.
For projects in schematic design or earlier—the phase when the project team begins to develop the mechanical systems, lighting and basic programming for spaces—Energy Trust offers an incentive of $2,500 to hold an early design meeting. Considering energy efficiency at the beginning of a school’s design process ensures energy performance gets – and stays – on the drawing board throughout the project. At an early design meeting, the project team discusses how energy will be used in the building, identifies potential methods for saving energy and cutting costs and sets sustainability goals for the project. Energy Trust staff can attend the events and provide tools to help the team explore all of the potential energy-efficiency solutions and then identify those best suited to the project.
|This page was last updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 .|