Will District Energy Efficiency Focus Attract Businesses in Portland?

With a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Portland State University will build a living lab to evaluate, in real time, the effects of district energy efficiency upgrades in a section of Portland, Ore., and will study whether the upgrades boost economic development. First, the grant will fund a district-wide … [Read more...]

Portland’s Energy Efficiency Success: The Guilt Factor

Here in Portland, Ore., the words “light rail,” “streetcar,” "public transportation" and “electric charging stations” are all part of our everyday language. And so it came as no surprise that the city of Portland ranked second in a report by ACEEE as a best place to find energy efficiency work. In the report, Portland was the shining star of … [Read more...]