Q. I’m interested in making my property more energy efficient, but all the options and programs are confusing. What’s the best way to start?
A. Property owners and managers who are considering energy efficiency but aren’t sure where to begin can get help from Portland General Electric’s annual Save More, Matter More™ campaign. The campaign, which runs through May 31, makes it easy to get started down the road to energy savings. When you sign up for Save More, Matter More, you will receive a no-obligation, free energy consultation from a PGE Energy Expert. They’ll identify energy saving strategies specifically for your property and provide low-cost or no-cost tips you can use right away. You’ll end up with a customized action plan that will get you on your way to controlling operating costs, boosting resident comfort and improving sustainability in your property.
A PGE consultation can take as little as 15 minutes by phone
During the free energy consultation, we can identify your most promising and cost-effective energy-saving opportunities. We will help you prioritize them based on your budget and goals, explain cash incentives that are available through Energy Trust of Oregon and even connect you with qualified contractors. Because technology changes so rapidly, it makes sense to request an updated consultation even if you’ve had one more than a year ago.
Earn up to a 20-percent bonus on cash incentives for some projects
Some energy-efficiency projects may qualify for a limited-time bonus cash incentive from Energy Trust of up to 20 percent more, meaning your project could pay dividends even faster.
Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 efficiency upgrade
When you sign up for a free energy consultation, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win one of five efficiency upgrades of up to $3,000 good toward any qualifying electricity savings project for your business. Already had a consultation? Just enter the sweepstakes – you don’t need to sign up for a consultation to enter.
Sign up online or on the phone
Sign up online at PortlandGeneral.com/SaveMore12 or by calling 1-800-822-1077. Save More, Matter More prize winners will be selected randomly by June 15, 2012 and notified by telephone. Sweepstakes entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., May 31, 2012. Terms and conditions of sweepstakes as well as winners appear at www.PortlandGeneral.com/SaveMore12.
Save More, Matter More is part of PGE’s ongoing commitment to help customers save money and protect the environment by providing information and programs that encourage energy savings. Though the sweepstakes runs only through May 31, you can sign up for a free energy-efficiency consultation any time of year.
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