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Greenhouse & Nursery Upgrades

Oregon’s nurseries and greenhouses are leading the industry in adopting energy-efficiency practices. Energy Trust can help with cash incentives for upgrades to greenhouse shell and heating systems, irrigation and lighting.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Contact an Energy Trust trade ally contractor, who can assist you throughout the process.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive.

    Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives. You must return a complete and signed incentive form with your invoices for your equipment to Energy Trust within 180 days of purchase and before the end of the calendar year to receive your incentive. Your incentive check should arrive within 4-6 weeks.

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    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 400
    Portland, OR 97232

    Send by Fax
    503.282.0177

Standard Incentives

Apply for these incentives after you purchase the following equipment.

Only gas heated facilities are eligible.

For complete details on efficiency requirements for greenhouse incentives please see: Form 420NG

Heating system rebates Incentive
Infrared (IR) polyethylene greenhouse cover $0.02 per square foot
Greenhouse controllers $0.10 per square foot
Condensing unit heater for greenhouses $5.00 per kBtu input
Thermal curtain $0.30 per sq ft
Under-bench heating $1.05 per sq ft
Pipe insulation $4.00 per foot
For complete details on efficiency requirements please see: Form 420IN
Radiant heater for nurseries, non-modulating $6.50 per kBtu input
For complete details on efficiency requirements please see: Form 420G
Radiant heater for nurseries, modulating $8.00 per kBtu input
For complete details on efficiency requirements please see: Form 420G
Calculated incentives Incentive Requirements
Greenhouse reglazing $2.50 per therm, up to 70% of eligible measure costs

Final incentive will be based on unit size.

Condensing boiler for greenhouse $2.50 per therm, up to 70% of eligible measure costs varies

Final incentive will be based on unit size.

Find cash incentives for Washington greenhouses.

Energy Trust also offers cash incentives for irrigation equipment and system upgrades. For more information, visit our irrigation improvements page.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Incentive applications:

Efficient greenhouse natural gas heating – Form 420NG (Online using DocuSign | PDF | Excel)

Efficient industrial facility natural gas heating – Form 420G (Online using DocuSign | PDF | Excel)

Industrial insulation – Form 420IN (Online using DocuSign | PDF | Excel)

Questions?

Call us at 503.928.3154.

Success Stories

Peoria Gardens, Albany

Peoria Gardens, Albany

Estimated Annual Savings: $121,800

Cash Incentives: $219,100

Cloud Cover Cannabis, Portland

Cloud Cover Cannabis, Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $52,000