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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Application for Waiver for High-Performance New Homes

Home Energy Score High Performance New Homes Temporary Waiver

Homebuilders or sellers building high performance homes for sale and using scoring products that are not compliant with Oregon Administrative Rules adopted by Oregon Department of Energy for Oregon’s Home Energy Performance Score Standard may apply for a waiver to continue the use of their existing process for a period of two years after January 1, 2018. The waiver allows homebuilders or sellers currently using Energy Performance Scores (EPS) on high performance newly constructed homes to temporarily continue the use of EPS.

Complete the required fields below and be prepared to upload supporting documentation. The waiver request must be received by the Director no later than 10 business days prior to the date of listing the newly constructed Covered Building for sale.

Upon receipt of the waiver request, the Director will provide a receipt to acknowledge receiving the request. The City reserves the right to verify documentation within 10 business days and will issue a written decision when denying a request for waiver. The absence of any written response is an approval of the request.

If submitting outside of the automated form, all documentation may be submitted by:

Email - with subject "City of Portland Home Energy Score Program New Home Waiver Request"

Or hard copy - Attn: City of Portland Home Energy Score Program New Home Waiver Request
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 4th Ave. Room 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Person filling out the form is:
Do you own the property/properties?
(Maximum file size: 30MB)
Electronic Signature

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