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Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
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Success Stories

Since 2002, customers and their contractors have transformed their homes and buildings with help from Energy Trust. These stories represent just some of the many ways families and businesses have benefited from energy savings and renewable power.
Oregon’s sustainable brewing supply chain
Commercial

Oregon’s sustainable brewing supply chain

The Oregon beer industry features sustainable practices throughout the beer-making process with the help of Energy Trust. Learn about the sustainable brewing cycle with this video, done in collaboration with Climate Solutions.

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Worthy Brewing Co., Bend
Commercial

Worthy Brewing Co., Bend Estimated annual savings: $15,900

Worthy Brewing built its brewery and restaurant to be a model of efficiency and sustainability from the ground up. The payoff? Estimated annual energy cost savings of $15,900.

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Gilgamesh Brewing, Salem
Industry + Agriculture

Gilgamesh Brewing, Salem Estimated annual savings: $34,500

Gilgamesh Brewing worked with Energy Trust to take advantage of technology previously available only to macro breweries by installing a High Efficiency Brewing System, HEBS, in its Salem brewery.

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Deschutes Brewery, Bend
Industry + Agriculture

Deschutes Brewery, Bend Estimated annual savings: $34,500

Deschutes Brewery has been investing in energy efficiency for years, working with Energy Trust on nine projects that are shaving an estimated $34,500 from the brewery’s annual energy costs.

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Stanley Hydraulics, Milwaukie
Industry + Agriculture

Stanley Hydraulics, Milwaukie Estimated annual savings: $45,000

Energy use is a big topic at Stanley Hydraulics, a customer of Portland General Electric and NW Natural. The manufacturer helps other companies switch from older pneumatic tools to cleaner, more efficient hydraulic technology. A division of Stanley Black & Decker, the company was tasked with reducing energy waste at its leased space by 5 percent annually.

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Pacific Natural Foods, Tualatin
Industry + Agriculture

Pacific Natural Foods, Tualatin Estimated annual savings: $126,000

By implementing 20 energy improvement projects, Pacific Natural Foods has reduced its annual energy use by more than 1.75 million annual kilowatt hours, saving the company an estimated $126,000 each year—the equivalent of removing 117 cars from the road for a year.

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