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Success Stories/Case Studies


GloryBee (April 2015)
​Energy upgrades have helped decrease overall energy use by 5 percent despite adding two locations and increasing production by 10 percent

Lowell School District (March 2015)
SELP loan enables school district to trim energy costs by one third

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Bubbles Laundry (August 2014)
“I am saving in the neighborhood of $300-$400 a month."

Umbarger Ranch (August 2014)
New equipment cuts electricity costs by 20 percent

Orchard View Farms (May 2014)
Energy incentive enables farm to nearly double capacity, add workers

Hampton Affiliates (May 2014)
​​New energy efficiency measures reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions

Tumalo Country Store (April 2014)
Lighting upgrade now saves store $1,400 a year

Bob and Judy Shiprack's solar array (February 2014)
“I think this system will be paid off in about four years.”

Renewable energy grants kickstart community projects (February 2014)
Renewable Energy Development funded projects in action around the state

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Santiam Valley Ranch (October 2013)
​“At the end of the day we all want what’s best for our communities.”

Springfield School District (August 2013)
“Our kids understand the value of conserving energy.”

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Klamath Union High School, Klamath Falls

Montgomery Park (September 2012)
Loan helps company reduce energy and save money...

Klamath Falls City Schools, Cool Schools (February 2012)
“The Cool Schools program fits perfectly with that.”
Monroe School District, Cool Schools (January 2012)
"All of our previous projects have resulted in huge energy savings."
Pine Eagle School District, Cool Schools (January 2012)
“The immediate impact will be a warmer building. The longer term impact will be freeing up resources for learning instead of heat.”

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Rogue Creamery, Central Point

Corbett School District, Cool Schools (December 2011)
The district will save almost $80,000 a year after loan is paid off
Rogue Creamery (July 2011)
SELP loan helps business go Green ... and keep making great Blue
Dry Creek Landfill (May 2011)
"We were able to take a wasted resource and turn it into a green product that consumers could use."
Central Oregon Irrigation District (April 2011)
Hydro plant generates income, leaves more water in Deschutes River
EasyStreet Online Services Inc. (March 2011)
SELP helps local data center green up and prepare to boost growth
Business Energy Tax Credit program saves farmers’ fuel costs (March 2011)
“With the reduction of field burning in the Willamette Valley and very high fuel and fertilizer costs, we were looking for new ways to farm the ground with stubble remaining in the field.”
Southern Oregon school districts (January 2011)
"Teachers say its warmer and there is not nearly as much fluctuation in temperature with the new boilers."
Pinehurst School (January 2011)
Estimated annual energy savings equal to part-time librarian
City of Medford (January 2011)
Century-old Carnegie Building gets new windows 

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Pacific High School, Port Orford
City of Milton-Freewater (November 2010)
Stimulus funds help upgrade 100-year-old city hall
Canby School District (November 2010)
Two old elementary schools now shining bright
Coos County Contractor (October 2010)
“These projects certainly helped us stay afloat.”
Coos County (October 2010)
22 awards go to county struggling with funds
Port Orford-Langlois School District (October 2010)
New lights save enough to heat 3.7 homes per year 
Mitchell School District (August 2010)
Stimulus funds help small rural school upgrade lighting in gym built in 1952
Portland Public Schools (August 2010)
Project improved lighting at 17 buildings and should save about $63,774 a year
Monroe School District (August 2010)
“We saw immediate reduction in our energy use of $10,000 to $15,000 a year.”
Lincoln City on Path to Become Carbon Neutral (2010)
Coastal town moves to prepare for rising sea levels
Biomass Project Generates Electricity, Reduces Emissions and Charges Up Josephine County Economy (2010)
Family-owned lumber company bolts into 21st Century with help of incentives
Oregon Strategy Draws Solar Manufacturers (2010)
State’s goal is to become the No. 1 solar energy manufacturer in the United States
Moving Forward with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2010)
Portland General Electric (PGE) expands stations in the Willamette Valley

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Tigard-Tualatin School District (June 2008)
Project to improve lighting and control systems at 10 schools should save $4.8 million over 10 years

Pendleton School District (June 2008)
Assisted school district contract to carry out energy project at six facilities
Greater Albany School District (May 2008) 
Facilitated contracting that allowed the school district to improve energy efficiency in 21 buildings

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2006 and older

Hermiston School District (March 2006)
“One of my students told me: ‘I can finally see!’ “
North Santiam School District 
Homework pays off for North Santiam Schools

Viridian Place - Growing a Green Building
Growing a Green Building

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