Gathering energy efficiency and conservation leadership

ATNI Tribal Energy Efficiency Network Event: November 14, 2018

In the Northwest’s clean energy economy, energy efficiency drives the lion’s share of commerce, employment, and greenhouse gas reductions. The Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop is a one-day workshop for tribal leaders, program staff, and others looking to learn about opportunities for projects, partnerships, and investment in the clean energy and saving sector. This is event is co-sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians, Institute for Tribal Government, and the Northwest Energy Coalition.

Starting with an overview of energy efficiency contributions to the Northwest’s electric system, economy, our health, and the environment, the workshop will examine how tribal communities can tackle financial and workforce challenges in the public, commercial, and residential sectors to increase energy efficiency investment and the benefits it yields. And we’ll learn how home-based energy efficiency measures are improving air quality and contributing to the health of kids and families in tribal communities.

Sessions will include:

  • EE financing options for commercial buildings

  • Energy Services Contracts in the public and private sectors

  • Successful EE financing approaches for multi-family housing

  • Successful EE financing approaches for residential and small commercial

  • In-home Air Quality with the Tribal Healthy Homes Network

  • Developing a demand-side services workforce

The workshop will be a great place for tribal communities to connect with energy efficiency service providers, policymakers, state and local government representatives, tribal representatives, and community advocates. This workshop is scheduled in concert with the “Clean & Affordable Energy Conference” November 15, 2018 at the World Forestry Center (4033 Southwest Canyon Road) Portland, OR. Combine your workshop registration with the conference and save.

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related Event:

World Forestry Center | 8am-5pm: Main Conference

5pm-7pm: Clean Energy Awards Reception


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

8:30 – 9:00 Intro remarks: Energy Efficiency’s role & contributions in the NW

9:00 – 10:15 Plenary 1: Building a demand-side services workforce

10:15 – 10: 30 Break

10:30 – 11: 45 Plenary 2: Energy Efficiency financing for commercial buildings

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch, Sponsored by ATNI Tribal Energy Efficiency Network

1:00 – 2:15 Breakout 1

  • EE financing for multi-family housing

  • ES Contracts for public & private entities

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:45 Breakout 2

  • In-home air quality with Tribal Healthy Homes Network

  • Financing for residential & small commercial Energy Efficiency

3:45 – 4:00 Closing remarks

Getting Around

Event Address: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center: 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 9720

Nearby Lodging  

University Place Hotel & Conference Center:

Distance: .4 miles

Address: 310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 221-0140


Hotel Modera

Distance: .5 miles

Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 308-1637


What can NW tribes do to become more energy efficient?

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Cuts Energy Costs by Going Ductless

Collaboration, Creativity & Commitment

More northwest residents are saving money on their utility bills with a ductless a heat pump. And the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is leading the way as nearly 30 percent of the tribe is now heating and cooling their homes with a ductless heat pump. 


Contact Us or Be a Sponsor

This event is a collaborative effort by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Energy Program and Bonneville Power Administration, Tribal Affairs and Energy Efficiency.  We will respond to your emails as promptly as possible, or within one work-day. 

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ATNI Tribal Energy Efficiency Network is a project funded by: