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  • Top 15 ways to save gasoline
    Getting the most out of your fill-up at the service station takes a little thought, ingenuity and planning. There are four basic areas of cost-cutting at the pump:
    1. how you maintain the your vehicle
    2. how you drive your vehicle
    3. what purpose you use the vehicle for, and
    4. ways that your vehicle doesn't have to be used at all (or very little).
    See if you can apply these ideas, even on a small scale. Every little bit helps!
  • How to choose a new water heater for your home
    When selecting a new water heater for your home, choose a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water but also that will do so energy efficiently, saving you money. This includes considering the different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and fuel source for your home. For more information, please go here.
  • Is your house energy smart?
    Energy Smart House
    Have you ever looked at your home heating/cooling bill and asked yourself: Why is this bill so high? Or: How can I reduce this bill? Click on the link below to find out about the most common areas of inefficiency in a home and suggestions on how you can fix them. Also, the Energy Trust of Oregon offers a variety of assistance products for Oregon homeowners. For more information, go here.
  • 19 places air can leave, enter your home
    Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows. For more information, please click here.
  • Changing your lightbulbs can have a big impact
    If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that's earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars. To learn more, please click here.
What We Do Programs
For Residents
Cut your energy bills and increase your home's comfort with tax credits and more.
For Business
Tax credits and loans will help you invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
For Public Buildings
Are you involved in building or renovating a public building? We can help you save tax dollars and energy when you do.
For Industry
Industry-specific information on energy efficient practices, low and no-cost solutions, technical assistance and more.
For Schools
Oregon schools are cutting utility bills by improving their energy systems.