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Green Power Partnership

Community Profile

Hillsboro, OR Community
Percentage Green Power 39.3%
Participation Rate* 8%
Provider(s) Sterling Planet, Portland General Electric, On-site Generation
Green Power Community Since June 2010
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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