Cascade Sierra Solutions
Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) is an Oregon based non-profit organization dedicated to saving fuel and reducing emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines. We work directly with regional air quality agencies and equipment manufacturers throughout the U.S. to:
• Identify proven fuel saving and emission reduction technologies.
• Promote equipment solutions that comply with regional air
• Finance clean, efficient equipment upgrades through available
grants, tax incentive and low interest lending.
| CSS promotes U.S. EPA SmartWay verified technologies and products certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as well as emerging technologies that have been shown to provide quantifiable emission reduction benefits. Truck owners can be assured that these products will deliver performance because of the comprehensive third party testing required to be recognized by the SmartWay program and CARB.
SmartWay Transport Partnership
California Air Resources Board
CSS applies for state and federal grant funding on behalf of the trucking community. By working closely with banking partners, we are able to combine available state or federal grant funding, tax credits and low interest financing to make affordable equipment available to truck owners who may otherwise not qualify for conventional lending.
Sharon Banks (retired) founded Cascade Sierra Solutions with Jon Gustafson, Chief Technology Officer, in 2006. CSS launched the “Everybody Wins” program to finance idle reduction upgrades for heavy-duty diesel trucks using U.S. EPA SmartWayTM verified technologies as the model for product performance reliability. Since then, we have expanded to include other proven fuel savings technologies and consulting services for fleet equipment adoption strategies, emerging technology drive cycle testing and environmental policy studies.
In just over seven years, we have helped more than 12,000 truck operators located in all continental states and Alaska improve their fuel efficiency and reduce harmful exhaust emissions. Projects are now saving over 43,500 gallons of diesel fuel every day with a combined savings of over 60 million gallons. But there are many more truck owners in need of affordable financing than CSS is able to service. If your organization is interested in helping finance clean air initiatives, contact us to become a part of the solution!
As our revolving loan fund continues to grow and we continue to develop new partnerships in the banking industry, we will be able to help more businesses access clean diesel alternatives. We can help make solutions more affordable - the rest is up to you.