Reminder: Existing Buildings standard incentive changes for Oregon effective January 1, 2019


Energy Trust reviews and updates incentives each year to ensure they remain cost effective. The following changes went into effect on January 1, 2019, and only apply to Existing Buildings projects in Oregon. Any incentives not listed below remain at 2018 levels.

Some key changes include:

  • Electric combination oven—The incentive for electric combination ovens has increased from $750 to $1,000 in 2019.
  • Spa cover—A new incentive for spa covers is available at $100 each.
  • Dishwashers—Incentives for dishwashers are available on new types of equipment including: “multi-tank conveyers” and “pot, pan and utensil.”
  • Steam traps—Incentives for steam traps will now be offered for dry cleaners, low pressure systems and medium pressure systems. The incentive structure has changed from $250/trap to $0.40-$0.90/lb/hr of trap capacity.
  • Ice machines—The incentives for ice machines have been discontinued.
  • Electric steam cooker—The incentive for electric steam cookers has increased from $1,300 to $2,500 in 2019.

You can access revised 2019 application forms on the Energy Trust website.

Full list of Existing Buildings standard incentive changes in Oregon, effective January 1, 2019:

Measure2018 Incentive2019 IncentiveDetails
Lodging and Foodservice Equipment
Guest room occupancy controls for packaged terminal units$50Discontinued
Spa coverNEW$100 eachMinimum R-value of 12 and continuous insulation (no hinge) or insulated hinges

Minimum 2” insulation material at all points, including hinges

Eligible only for outdoor spas in hotels and motels

Electric water heating for spa provided by a participating utility
Showerhead/
Showerwand
$10 each$7 eachIncentive change

Adding 1.75 GPM
Gas griddle$500 eachDiscontinued
Electric combination oven$750 each$1,000 eachIncentive change
Gas convection oven$600 each$315 eachIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR®

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Electric convection oven (full size)$600 each$315 eachIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Electric convection oven (half size)$600 eachDiscontinued
Gas single rack ovenNEW$2,500ENERGY STAR

Removable single rack which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas double rack ovenNEW$5,000ENERGY STAR

One removable double rack or two removable single racks to accommodate two full sheets per level, each pan a minimum of 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas fryer$800/vat$1,000/vatIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Electric fryer$400/vat$225/vatIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Electric hot food cabinet$500-$1,000 each$350 eachOne unit incentive for all sizes
Gas steam cooker$2,600 each$1,850 eachIncentive change
Electric steam cooker$1,300 each$2,500 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, under counter (low temp), gas and electricNEW$195 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, under counter (high temp), gas and electric$600 each$600 eachDiscontinuing gas water heating

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Only electric water heating
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (low temp), gas and electric$900 each$550 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (high temp), gas and electric$900 each$825 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (low temp), gas and electricNEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (high temp), gas and electricNEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, pot, pan and utensil (high temp), gas and electricNEW$350 eachENERGY STAR
Ice machines$200-500 eachAll incentives are being discontinuedCEE Tier 1 or ENERGY STAR
CEE Tier 2
HVAC and Water Heating
HVAC unit heater$3/kBtu/h inputDiscontinued
Infrared radiant heater, non-modulating$6.50/kBtu/h input$5.50/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Infrared radiant heater, modulating$10/kBtu/h input$7/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Air-cooled variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi-split heat pump, ducted or non-ducted, for office or schoolNEW$1/sq ft of area served by VRFLimited to projects ≥ 25,000 sq ft of area served by VRF

Install dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery meeting a 50% enthalpy recovery efficiency minimum

DOAS air supplied at a neutral space temperature

Each condenser unit has a rated cooling capacity greater than 5 tons with variable speed compressor operation and serves multiple ducted or ductless indoor evaporator units

Meet or exceed 2016 CEE Tier 1 air-cooled VRF efficiency levels

Majority of indoor fans are set to cycle rather than running continuously during occupied hours

Limited to buildings where the primary use is for office or school classrooms
Commercial tank water heater$4/kBtu/h input$3/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Gas-condensing

Tank volume ≥ 10 gallons

Heating capacity > 75 kBtu/h

Minimum 94% thermal efficiency

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Commercial tankless water heater/boiler, > 200 kBtu/h$2/kBtu/h input$1/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:
Gas-condensing domestic hot water, not used for space heating

Integral tank volume < 10 gallons

Minimum 92% thermal efficiency

Input of > 200 kBtu/h per water heater

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Steam traps$250/trap$0.40-$0.90
/lb/hr of trap capacity
Incentive change

Requirements updated:

Expanded beyond K-12 schools with the following three offerings: dry cleaners, low pressure system and medium pressure system

Trap repair or replacement for failed-open status

Pre-testing report to verify trap status (excluding dry cleaners)
Emergency Generator Block Heater
Generator block heater$200-$1,500 eachTBDIncentive change