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Home Energy Score – Proposed Policy

The proposed home energy score policy would require sellers of single-family homes to incorporate the following practices:

  1. Obtain a home energy performance report.
  2. Disclose the information from the home energy performance report to the City of Portland at or before the time that the home is listed for sale and to prospective home buyers who visit the home while it is on the market.

The proposed policy is scheduled for a hearing at Portland City Council on November 23, 2016. Council agendas are available here and are also published in the Daily Journal of Commerce.


Why a home energy score policy?

Requiring a home energy score at the time of sale will help homebuyers, sellers and owners make informed decisions about energy efficiency improvements

For Sellers of Single-family Homes

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For sellers of newly constructed homes

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For Landlords of Single-family Rental Homes at Time of Lease

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Exemptions, Waivers and Deferrals

Find out more about circumstances and transactions that are proposed for an exemption.

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