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Hydronic Heating Circulators

$100 - $750 cash incentive

Hydronic heating is the use of hot water to transfer heat to spaces through radiators, baseboard heaters or in floor tubing.  Electronically commutated motors are more efficient than typical induction motors and offer variable speed controls to precisely meet system demand.

To get started on your energy-efficient upgrade follow the steps below or contact a program representative.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    • Property’s electricity must be provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.
    • Cash incentives are available to all Oregon multifamily attached residential properties with two or more units including: duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes; side-by-side units; and stacked structures with five or more units. See the “Details” tab for further eligibility requirements.
    • Energy-saving improvements must meet program requirements.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor or work with your own contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install qualified equipment

  4. Complete and submit an incentive application with supporting documentation.

    • Proof of payment (invoice or receipt marked paid) and/or contractor’s invoice
    • A W-9 or Substitute W-9 form is required for investment properties.
    • Energy Trust must receive applications within 90 days from the date of purchase and installation.

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    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Existing Multifamily Program
    811 SW 6th Ave, Suite 800
    Portland, OR 97204

    Send by Fax
    503.243.1154

  5. Get your incentive.

    You should receive a cash incentive check within 6-8 weeks after all information is received.

    Note: A post-installation verification may be required.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year.

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Single speed ECM $200 - $300 per circulator

Must be used in a hydronic heating application
Must be an in-line circulator with a horizontal motor
Pump motor must be ECM, not induction
>3/4 HP and <= 2.5 HP – $200 per circulator > 2.5 HP – $300 per circulator

Variable speed ECM $300 - $750 per circulator

Must be used in a hydronic heating application
Must be an in-line circulator with a horizontal motor
Pump motor must be ECM, not induction
>½ HP and <= 2.5 HP – $300 per circulator > 2.5 HP – $750 per circulator

Garage Exhaust Ventilation Controls VFD Controls: $0.10-$0.50 per CFM

Installed in fully enclosed parking garage. Variable speed control installed on the parking garage exhaust fan(s) and contamination-sensing device (CO sensors with NO2 sensors) employed.
Parking garage operating hours ≥ 140 hours per week=
>30,000 sq. ft. OR conditioned – $0.10 per CFM
<30,000 sq. ft., unconditioned – $0.50 per CFM

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Questions?

We’re here to explain the process and benefits. Give us a call at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email at multifamily@energytrust.org.