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Become a Trade Ally

Roughly 1,400 trade ally contractors and 350 allied professionals help thousands of Oregon residents and businesses save energy and money and reduce their impact on the environment. With the customer referrals, training, resources and cash incentives we provide, joining Energy Trust’s Trade Ally Network is smart business.

We’re committed to supporting the contractors, retailers, distributors, manufacturers and others who help make Energy Trust successful. Trade ally membership is free and the benefits are outstanding. Joining our network is good for your business and your customers. Some benefits include:

  • Business leads. When customers call us and need a contractor, we refer them to local trade allies.
  • Cash incentives. We give cash back (or discounts) to you or your customers for completing energy-efficiency or renewable energy projects.
  • Specialized training. We offer classes designed to improve your understanding of emerging technologies and techniques to increase your equipment and service sales.
  • Technical assistance. Enjoy on-site assistance and access to energy experts. We also provide free energy-use analyses that evaluate your customers’ current energy use and identify ways to improve efficiency (subject to program specifications and requirements).
  • Promotional materials and publicity. Market your business with Energy Trust materials. You’ll be listed on Energy Trust’s website and featured in case studies, news releases and more, meaning more exposure for your business.
  • Business development funds. Energy Trust provides funds to offset a portion of the costs associated with marketing and training.
  • A voice in shaping our direction. Share feedback, network with other energy professionals, make requests and get the assistance you need from us by attending our annual forum.
  • Industry connections. Join our network and you immediately become part of an extensive group of distributors, contractors and manufacturers with the latest innovations in the field.

Please refer to the options below for more details on signing up to participate in one of our ally networks:

  • Trade ally—A step-by-step process for contractors interested in becoming a trade ally
  • Program ally—Offered only for our New Buildings and Solar Commercial programs

Please email us or call 1.866.368.7878 if you have further questions.