Gerding Edlen

Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions (GESS) is a resource efficiency company that provides comprehensive developer-led retrofit program management services to public and private real estate portfolio owners, including school districts, community colleges and universities.  We leverage 15 years of green building development experience at Gerding Edlen to upgrade building, campus and site performance by optimizing energy, water and waste efficiency.  As part of our suite of services, we provide third-party financing for solar projects.  For more information, please visit www.gerdingedlen.com.

Sponsored Projects:

Atkinson K-8

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
115.19 - kilowatts

Atkinson Elementary School in Portland, Oregon installed their 115.2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for their students, the district installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009. Notable in this project was the district's introduction of thin-film silicon solar cells on the roofs. Solar cell technology gives... Read full project narrative >>

Beaverton Health and Science School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at the Beaverton Health and Science School is one of three similar PV systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides BSD with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the District about $30,000.00 each year in electricity costs. The system installed on the Beaverton Health and Science School roof is rated to produce... Read full project narrative >>

Creston K-8

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
27.00 - kilowatts

Creston Elementary School installed an on-site photovoltaic (PV) system onto their building in July 2009, thanks to support from Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric and Energy Trust of Oregon. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for students, the district installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools™ has helped Creston extend their commitment to renewable energy education by... Read full project narrative >>

Elmonica Elementary School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

The photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Elmonica Elementary School is one of three similar PV systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides BSD with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the District about $30,000.00 each year in electricity costs. The system installed on the Beaverton Health and Science School roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of... Read full project narrative >>

Gladstone Center for Children and Families

Location:
Gladstone, OR
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone Center for Children and Families is one of three similar PV systems installed on area buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides the Center with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the Center each year in electricity costs. The PV system installed on the roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Through the award of a... Read full project narrative >>

Gladstone High School

Location:
Gladstone, OR
Grade Level:
9th
PV System Size:
95.41 - kilowatts

The 95-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone High School is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed onto Gladstone area buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides the school with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the school each year in electricity costs.

The PV system installed on the school's roof is rated to produce about 95,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The system is... Read full project narrative >>

Harvey Scott School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
120.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Harvey Scott Elementary School became the recipient of a 120-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) systems in July 2009. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for their students, the district also installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009. 

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's... Read full project narrative >>

Jackson Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
159.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Jackson Middle School in Portland, Oregon joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2009.

As a Renewable School, Jackson Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 159-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided to the school... Read full project narrative >>

Kraxberger Middle School Project - Current Installation

Location:
Gladstone, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

The 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Kraxberger Middle School is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed in 2011. These projects were implemented through a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. The school will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years, saving the school in annual electricity costs. The PV system installed on the school roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

In... Read full project narrative >>

Lane Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric, and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Lane Middle School in Portland, Oregon received a 6-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on... Read full project narrative >>

Lent School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric and Energy Trust of Oregon, a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was installed at Lent School in Portland, Oregon in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project has transformed the school's existing photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data... Read full project narrative >>

Pioneer Columbia

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
52.00 - kilowatts

Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon partnered to install a 52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was installed at Pioneer Holladay-Youngson School (formally Pioneer Columbia) in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing PV system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment... Read full project narrative >>

Roseway Heights School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
54.00 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Roseway Heights School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 54-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.

As part of Portland... Read full project narrative >>

Springville K-8

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

The 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Springville K-8 in Portland, Oregon is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. BSD will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years reducing purchases of... Read full project narrative >>