The Oregon Training Institute (OTI) is a non-profit professional organization working to develop and provide better energy solutions for Oregon’s low-income households. OTI has partnerships with representatives from Community Action organizations, state agencies, tribal organizations, public and private utilities and other non-profit organizations.
As a nationally recognized organization in weatherization and energy conservation training, OTI provides state-of-the-art training with its Residential Energy Analyst (REA) program, Building Performance Institute (BPI) program and Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) accreditation program to energy auditors, energy efficiency installers and quality control inspectors within the residential home sector. This ensures that Oregon’s low-income families receive the highest quality services helping them reduce their heating and cooling costs, as well as maintain a safe, affordable, and comfortable home.
The Oregon Training Institute owns and operates a tactile training facility in Salem Oregon and provides classroom training regionally in the State of Oregon.
OTI provides technical review of the Site Built Housing and Mobile Home Weatherization Specifications for the State of Oregon’s Weatherization Assistance Program.
OTI is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to OTI are deductible under section 170 of the code, and OTI is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.