Deadline extended to Sept. 30.

The Clackamas County Energy Efficiency on Main Street program has been working with the Energy Trust of Oregon to make energy-efficiency upgrades a “viable and attainable option” for commercial businesses in Main Street districts.

The deadline to complete all energy upgrades has been extended to Sept. 30. Clackamas County’s Office of Sustainability has allotted an additional $50,000 to the program. The program has extended participation to all businesses throughout Clackamas County.

The program is offered to business and property owners within the Main Street districts in participating communities. Clackamas County Main Street communities are identified as Canby, Damascus, Estacada, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Lake Grove, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Sandy and the West Linn-Willamette District.

After energy-trust engineers conduct audits, Clackamas County will issue a rebate check worth 10 cents per kilowatt hour saved over five years or 50 cents per kilowatt hour saved annually.

Auditors strive to work hand-in-hand with experts to increase business owners’ knowledge of efficient equipment and effective operation of building systems, according to a brochure released by Clackamas County.

For many small businesses, the county argues, a combination of rebates and incentives will “easily cover” the cost of energy-efficiency upgrades. However, the sum of all financial incentives cannot exceed the total project cost.

Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Jamie Johnk for more information about the Clackamas County Main Street program at 503-742-4304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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