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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Atkinson School became the host of a 115.2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed the... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Creston K-8 School became the host of a 27-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools helped Creston extend their commitment to renewable energy education by transforming their PV system into an interactive classroom tool for educators and students throughout their district. Energy monitoring services and equipment provided... 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 host of a 120-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools helped the school extend their commitment to renewable energy education by transforming their PV system into an interactive classroom tool for educators and students throughout their district. Energy monitoring services and equipment... 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. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. 

As a Renewable School, Jackson Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, hosting a 159-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in... 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:
60.00 - 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 became the host for a 70-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool.

Educators within the... 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 support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Lent School became the host of a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project has transformed the photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the ... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Pioneer Holladay-Youngson School (formally Pioneer Columbia) became the host of a 52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the PV system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Roseway Heights School became the host of a 54-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed the PV system into an interactive classroom tool for the entire Portland Public Schools district. Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to Roseway... 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 >>