Sustainable Beaverton

Learn about how Beaverton stays green all year long!

Sustainable Beaverton

Beaverton takes advantage of every opportunity to be green by creating procedures that are conducive to keep a clean environment.

Solar Beaverton

Interested in Solar Power for your home?
The City launched Solar Beaverton in March 2011. This program offers a low cost and a streamlined process to bring you affordable renewable energy.

After a successful pilot program in 2010, the City gathered its lessons learned and shaped a new, city-wide program for 2011. This year’s program not only offers solar electric systems, but also solar hot water, solar pool heating, solar attic fans, and electric car charging stations.

Through a competitive process the City selected LiveLight Energy, a Beaverton based solar design and installation firm. The City went through this process so residents know they are getting a quality product at a great price. LiveLight Energy works with two local businesses for the roofing and electrical components of the solar installation and they exclusively install SolarWorld panels, which are manufactured in Hillsboro. This year’s program supports our local economy, job creation and green technology manufacturing.
The goal for this program is to have 220 solar system installations. To learn about the program visit www.solarbeaverton.org.

Residents interested in solar can contact Cindy Tatham at (503) 526-2545 or
e-mail solar@beavertonoregon.gov.

“Tree City USA” for 17 years!

Trees help conserve energy, reduce storm-water runoff and improve the air we breathe. To be recognized as Tree City USA, a town or city must meet four standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

  1. A Tree Board or Department
  2. A Tree Care Ordinance
  3. A Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
  4. An “Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation”

“Green Power Community” since 2007

Beaverton has partnered with EPA to become one of the Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are cities, towns, and villages in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA’s Green Power Community purchase requirements.