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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

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

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New rules for energy efficient buildings proposed

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is developing administrative rules for energy efficient buildings, which will be used to evaluate buildings using the Planned Development Bonus in the Commercial/Mixed Use Zones. The new administrative rules will specify energy use targets for buildings using the bonus option.  

New rules for buildings on sites using the Planned Development Bonus

The Planned Development Bonus was adopted as part of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The bonus, available on sites over two acres in Commercial/Mixed Use zones, offers additional height flexibility when development is approved through a Type III Design Review with a public hearing. The bonus also requires energy efficient buildings, inclusionary housing and an onsite plaza or park. For information on the Planned Development Bonus, see 33.130.212.E, 33.270 and 33.854 in the adopted Zoning code.

Review the draft administrative rules for energy efficient buildings

How to comment 

Please submit comments on the energy efficiency administrative rules through May 9, 2018, at 6 p.m., using subject line “Energy Efficient Building Rules.”

Mail: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Attn: Energy Efficient Building Rules, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. 

BPS will hold a public hearing on the draft energy efficiency administrative rules on:

May 9, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 7A

Please contact Barry Manning at 503-823-7965 or with questions or for more information.