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Hillsboro, OR Community
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 778,420,166
Percentage Green Power 39.3%
Participation Rate* 8%
Provider(s) Sterling Planet, Portland General Electric, On-site Generation
Green Power Community Since June 2010
Latest Annual Report Received On 3/13/2013
Community Green Power Web Page exit EPA
Community Profile
The City of Hillsboro commissioned the nation's 2nd LEED Gold municipal building, its new Civic Center, in 2005, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. Since the building's commissioning, the City has implemented numerous projects and planning initiatives to address the energy and climate problem. The City has, as of March 2013: • Established a comprehensive sustainability program, including long term goals for City operations • Maintains comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory (including Scope 3 Supply Chain) with baseline year of 2007 • Conducted numerous facility energy efficiency projects • Installed 35 electric vehicle charging stations, including the first Level 3 'fast charge' unit in Washington County Oregon • Installed over 200kW of solar on City facilities • Commissioned two new LEED Gold certified fire stations • Built three additional buildings to a similar standard • Convened a community effort to create a Climate Action Plan Opportunities Framework • Purchase 100 percent renewable power for our largest facility, the Civic Center. As a community rank in the top 5 nationally in both amount and percentage of voluntarily purchased green power • Created Hillsboro Solar Advantage residential solar incentive program • Implementing other energy efficiency/renewable energy projects, including street signal timing and efficiency, residential energy efficiency program, conversion of flashing crossing beacons to solar • One of 20 national finalists in inaugural Bloomberg Mayors Challenge with GoPoint mobility hub concept

*Reflects the percentage of residents and businesses in the community choosing to use green power for a portion of their electricity use.

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