Hillsboro, OR

Hillsboro, OR

Located in the Tualatin Valley, Hillsboro is the 5th largest city in Oregon with a population of just over 100,000. The City has taken aggressive action on energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy generation. Their comprehensive sustainability program includes long term goals for City operations and the broader community, and numerous community partnerships have been developed around sustainability.


PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS

50% GHG reduction within 10 years
20% reduction in Energy Intensity

20% reduction in Water Intensity


HILLSBORO, OR IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:

Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Challenge   Water Savings Network

The City of Hillsboro’s portfolio consists of over 531,500 square feet across 26 facilities. In 2022, they signed on to the Better Climate Challenge, committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their city operations by 2029.

The City is a signatory to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and maintains a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for local government operations. In 2005, the City built the 2nd LEED Gold certified municipal building in the country and has completed two additional LEED-certified new buildings since. The City’s first Sustainability Plan, approved by the City Council in 2010, calls for a 60% reduction in City facility energy intensity by the year 2030. Energy efficiency projects completed to date include numerous and ongoing facility lighting retrofits, mechanical system upgrades, and lighting controls. The City has installed over 200 kW of solar generation on their facilities, with more planned, and a complete conversion of all 7,000+ City streetlights is underway and will include lighting controls for dimming during low-traffic times of day.

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the City of Hillsboro achieved the goal to reduce its building energy intensity portfolio-wide by 20% by 2020 four years early, in 2016. The new goal is to further reduce energy use 20% by 2025 over 2015 levels.

Climate Challenge Commitment
531,500Square Feet
Buildings Challenge Commitment
480,000Square Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%GHG Reduction
Progress
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
15%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
Goal Achieved25%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Water Goals
20%Reduction in Water Intensity
Progress
23%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)