Energy Trust, Oregon agencies offer new support and savings for wildfire victims – KTVZ

by | May 6, 2022 | Energy

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Energy Trust of Oregon announced on Thursday new, additional support for families and businesses owners whose homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by wildfires.

The new cash incentive offers are part of a joint effort led by Energy Trust – a nonprofit bringing the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to more people – in cooperation with Oregon’s Department of Energy and Building Code Division to help Oregon families create long-lasting, affordable homes.  

Energy Trust offers cash incentives to make energy-efficient upgrades in homes and buildings more affordable and accessible. Moving forward, wildfire victims can now receive more than double the incentives previously offered as they rebuild.

“Sadly, we’re seeing wildfire seasons lasting longer and becoming more severe,” said Michael Colgrove, executive director of Energy Trust. “This new support will help Oregonians who have faced tragedy rebuild family homes that use less energy and are more resilient in the face of future disasters.”

With this offer, the more efficient the home, the higher cash incentives available. Incentives are offered for energy-efficient features such as advanced framing and lighting, high-performance windows, efficient appliances and heating and cooling. Along with saving energy, these features make homes more comfortable and healthier, with better air quality.

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