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Home Energy Score – Proposed Policy for Public Comment

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.

Single-family homes include existing, detached single-family homes; existing attached single-family structures like townhomes; and newly constructed homes that are either detached or attached side-by-side.

Initially, the requirement will apply only to owner-occupied units. Requirements for single-family rental homes will be phased in over time. Detached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are not covered by the proposed requirement.

The public comment period closed September 28, 2016.

Questions? Contact Andria Jacob at andria.jacob@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7616.


Home Energy Score Proposed Policy (PDF)

Draft document for public comment

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

Find out more details about who is responsible and how to comply with the proposed home energy score policy

For sellers of newly constructed homes

Find out more details about who is responsible and how to comply with the proposed home energy score policy

For landlords of single-family rental homes

Find out more details about who is responsible and how to comply with the proposed home energy score policy

News: BPS welcomes comment on proposed home energy score policy

Home energy scores provide home sellers and buyers with valuable information and help keep housing affordable over the long term

Frequently asked questions

About the proposed home energy score policy