Sustainable Businesses Increase Profitability

Check back in the next few weeks to get specifics about our virtual programs. 

Research from Harvard and others have repeatedly shown that businesses that engage in sustainable actions are more profitable. it makes sense. Becoming more efficient in your materials management, fuel and energy costs, as well as reducing water usage  all contribute to a better profit picture. Additionally, customers and staff appreciate these actions.  Best of all: It’s so easy to get started!


Here’s just a few presenters that will help you:

Learn the tips from the pros :

How you can Jump Start a Sustainability Program with Minimal Resources

Every business is different. How can you prioritize whats really important for your business?



Consider whether you should invest in Electric Vehicle Charging. This is an asset to bringing customers in, and can also support your own fleet for business, or your employees.

Representatives from utilities and vendors will discuss how to finance these projects and what grants may be available.

Want to attract more high income customers? Some businesses use EV charging for this. Also, if you own multifamily property, you also have opportunities to install EV charging. At the Conference, vendors and nonprofit experts can inform you.

Solar is now available for businesses through grants and tax credits. You can get paid to improve your property!  This will improve your rentability if tenants pay utilities, or just lower your own costs.

Vendors and installers will discuss how to transition to zero net energy, or electric systems.make your refrigeration, heating and cooling more efficient. Incentives for this too!

Solar and storage integration will be discussed for home and business. Incentives!

Construction and building trades will have 5 specialized breakouts.

Exemplary projects funded through grants will be discussed.

If you’re not ready to move towards electric vehicles, options for use and delivery of cleaner alternative fuels that can be used in the standard internal combustion engine will be discussed.

You’ll learn other opportunities for increasing the efficiency of your buildings, as well as some of the easiest most cost effective opportunities for lowering energy costs, as well as incentives to help you pay for them.

Energy Trust of Oregon staff and trade allies will present and be available to answer questions about incentives.