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Home Energy Score Policy

City Council unanimously adopted the home energy score policy Title 17.108 on December 14, 2016.

The new policy is effective January 1, 2018, and requires sellers of single-family homes to incorporate the following practices prior to listing a home for sale in the City of Portland:

  • Obtain a home energy performance report, including a home energy score, from a licensed home energy assessor.
  • Provide a copy of the home energy performance report to all licensed real estate agents working on the seller’s behalf.
  • Include the home energy score and the attached home energy performance report in any real estate listings.
  • Provide a copy of the home energy performance report to prospective buyers who visit the home while it is on the market.
  • Provide a copy of the home energy performance report to the City of Portland for quality assurance and policy compliance.

Read the adopted code language for Title 17.108.

Home Energy Score Implementation

BPS seeks private-sector partners to help implement Portland’s recently-adopted home energy score ordinance. Interested parties are invited to respond to the Request for Interest (RFI). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Home Energy Score Policy - Title 17.108

Adopted December 14, 2016

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 Landlords of Single-family Rental Homes at Time of Lease

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

Exemptions and Waivers

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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