Improve Your Building's Energy Performance- Portland, Oregon

BetterBricks, in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, offers the resources you need to improve your building's energy score and align with the City of Portland's Energy Performance Reporting Policy.

Hands-on ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager workshops are available January-April 2016, learn more. For more support, email the City's Energy Reporting Help Desk or call at 503-823-7070 with any questions regarding policy compliance. 

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Get Started

Improving your building's energy use lowers your energy costs. It can also make tenants more comfortable through temperature control and lighting, increase rents and tenant retention, make your building more competitive in the market, increase its asset value, and lower operations and maintenance costs. Here are four low-to-no cost steps to start transforming your building today.

1. Track performance with ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and learn benchmarking best practices

2. Walk through your building to identify waste and cost savers: Building Night Walk Video Series

3. Identify systems that are under-performing: Symptom Diagnostic Tools

4. Certify your building operators. Graduates help cut operating costs as much as $20,000 per year: theBOC.info

Go Further

After tracking and discovering the drivers of your building's energy usage, the next step is to create an investment strategy that looks at the whole building and integrated systems. Set an energy performance goal, form a team, allocate resources, and create a plan. Use these resources to reposition your building in the market and future-proof it.

1. Create an action plan. Implement, track, and continuously improve: High Performance Portfolio Framework

2. Engage tenants through green leases, also known as high performance leases.

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Save energy and money with cash incentives and technical assistance.
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PGE offers energy-saving tips, education, and support to access your utility data in accordance with Portland's new policy.
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Pacific Power offers support to access your utility data in accordance with Portland's new policy.
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NW Natural offers support to access your utility data in accordance with Portland's new policy.

ENERGY STAR®

Track your building's energy performance and learn your score.

Energy Trust of Oregon

Manage energy use in your existing space or design efficiency into your next construction project

Benchmarking Best Practices

Adjust for weather conditions, compare buildings, and transfer billing data into Energy Star's Portfolio Manager.
Recent Case Studies 

Office Building Flips The Switch On Energy Savings

Jerry Vanderwerf, chief engineer for the Congress Center office building, is never satisfied with the status quo.

Federal Agency Finds Power in Benchmarking

Saving energy is an important part of Bonneville Power Administration’s role in delivering power to Northwest communities.