New Homes Incentive Program (Oregon)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name New Homes Incentive Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Builders, Contractors
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies based on number of energy efficient measures installed; can range from 400 to 5,400

Equipment Requirements Equipment receiving incentive must exceed code and must not be used to meet code

Funding Source Public Benefits Fund

Program Administrator Energy Trust of Oregon

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Energy Trust's New Homes Program offers builders cash incentives for energy efficient measures included in new homes, where the measures exceed the building code. Lighting upgrades, whole home performance upgrades, higher levels of insulation, high-efficiency equipment, better windows, air sealing and solar systems are eligible for incentives under this offering. The more energy-efficient a home is above code, the more incentives a builder can qualify for. See the program overview for a sample of some of the incentives available.

Most incentives are based on a home's Energy Performance Score (EPS), a measurement tool that assesses a home's energy consumption, estimated utility costs and carbon impact. The EPS allows builders to clearly demonstrate how efficient the home is beyond code and helps homebuyers compare homes based on energy costs and efficiency. The EPS can work with any certification, such as ENERGY STAR, Earth Advantage, LEED and Oregon High Performance Homes.

It is recommended that builders contact Energy Trust during the design stage. In order to receive an EPS and an incentive, the home must be inspected by a third party verifier before drywall is installed. If the building plans are set or construction has just begun, Energy Trust will provide free project modeling using the home plans.

Energy Trust only offers incentives for homes within Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, and Cascade Natural Gas service territories in Oregon.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name New Homes Program
Department Energy Trust of Oregon
Address 100 SW Main Street, Suite 1600
Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97204
Phone (877) 283-0698


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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