APPLICATION: This application and any required additional documentation must be filled out completely, truthfully and accurately. Participants are advised to retain copies of all accompanying documentation submitted to Energy Trust under this program. Energy Trust will not be responsible for lost documentation pertaining to this application request. The Existing Homes program must receive applications within 60 days after the date of purchase. Incentive offers are subject to funding availability and may change. Please allow 6-8 weeks for incentive processing.
ELIGIBILITY: Incentives are available to approved participants who are: (i) Oregon residential electric service customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) or Pacific Power, and/or (ii) Oregon residential natural gas service customers of NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista, or (iii) Washington residential natural gas service customers of NW Natural. Incentives for energy-saving measures that help save on the cost of home heating are available to PGE and Pacific Power customers who heat their homes with electricity and to NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas customers who heat their homes with natural gas. Final determination of eligibility shall rest solely with Energy Trust.
PARTICIPANT: The person submitting this form is the participant. By submitting this form, Participant certifies that he/she is eligible for Energy Trust services and incentives.
WORK QUALITY VERIFICATION: Prior to any payment of incentives, participant’s contractor will verify that the installed energy-saving measures meet program requirements and Energy Trust of Oregon weatherization specification standards. Outdoor temperatures may affect this verification process. Participant's home may also be selected for a quality control post-installation visit. No warranty is implied by this work quality verification.
PAYMENT: Incentives will be paid after: (i) completion and or installation of the energy-saving measures, (ii) verification of the completion and/or installation of the measures, and (iii) timely submission of all required documentation of measures. Incentives will be paid directly to Participant.
PROOF OF PURCHASE: The invoice documentation accompanying this application must itemize the products purchased and/or work performed. This proof of purchase must show: (1) the date of purchase and itemized price paid, (2) the size, type, make, model or part number for the products, (3) a description of any installation or other labor charges, and (4) the invoice is paid in full.
INCENTIVE AMOUNT: Incentives for energy-saving measures completed and/or installed as set forth in documentation accompanying this application are limited to the amounts provided by Energy Trust. Such amounts are subject to change. Current incentive amounts are identified on the web at www.energytrust.org. Contact Energy Trust with any questions.
TAX LIABILITY: Energy Trust is not responsible for any tax liability, which may be imposed on the Participant as a result of payment of any incentives. Energy Trust is not providing tax advice, and any communication by Energy Trust is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.
SAFETY AND BUILDING CODES: Participant represents that, with respect to the products and work performed identified in the documentation accompanying this application: (i) all products installed and work performed complies with all federal, state and local safety, building and environmental codes, and (ii) products are UL listed, if applicable, and installed per manufacturer’s instructions.
NO ENDORSEMENT: Energy Trust does not endorse any particular manufacturer, contractor, or product in promoting Existing Homes. The fact that the names of particular manufacturers, contractors, products, or systems may appear on this application does not constitute an endorsement. Manufacturers, contractors, products or systems not mentioned are not implied to be unsuitable or defective in any way.
PROPERTY RIGHTS: Participant represents that Participant has the right to complete and/or install the energy-saving measures on the property on which those measures are completed and/or installed and that any necessary landlord's consent has been obtained.
ACCESS AND EVALUATION: Energy Trust and/or its representatives may request access to the property on which energy savings measures have been completed and/or installed and may review and evaluate the project during and after completion. Participant agrees to provide reasonable access to the property for the purposes described herein.
ENERGY INFORMATION RELEASE: Participant authorizes Energy Trust to access energy usage data relating to the property on which energy-saving measures have been completed and/or installed by accessing the electric and natural gas accounts at the physical address of the project. Participant agrees to provide other reasonable assistance to Energy Trust to obtain such information.
INFORMATION RELEASE: Participant agrees that Energy Trust may include Participant’s name, Energy Trust services and resulting energy savings in reports or other documentation submitted to the Energy Trust Board of Directors, the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Oregon Department of Energy, Oregon Housing & Community Services, and/or the Oregon Legislature. Energy Trust will treat all other Participant information as confidential and report it only in the aggregate.
ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS: Products must meet Energy Trust energy efficiency specifications. These specifications may be found on the web at www.energytrust.org and are subject to change. If you, or your contractor, are not sure of the specifications, please call Energy Trust before proceeding.
DISCLAIMER / NO LIABILITY: Participant understands that, while Energy Trust may provide Participant with an incentive payment, Energy Trust is not supervising work performed for Participant nor is Energy Trust responsible in any way for proper completion of that work or proper performance of any products purchased. Energy Trust is simply providing funding to assist Participant in implementing energy saving measures. Participant assumes the risk of any loss or damage(s) that Participant may suffer in connection with installation of the measures. Energy Trust does not guarantee any particular energy-savings results by its approval of the application or by any other of its actions.