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Administrative Rulemaking

PUBLIC REVIEW OF FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR PORTLAND CITY CODE CHAPTER 17.108 – HOME ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING AND DISCLOSURE

Portland City Council unanimously adopted the Home Energy Score Ordinance, Portland City Code Chapter 17.108, on December 14, 2016. The policy went into effect on January 1, 2018. In preparation for the effective date, the Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability adopted administrative rules on December 18, 2017 that addressed the requirements of the Home Energy Performance Report for home sellers, compliance and enforcement and confidentiality, in coordination with the code.

The amendments to these rules further clarify requirements for Home Performance Scores and Reports, home sellers, new homebuilders and Home Energy Assessors.

The Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is inviting public comment on these amendments between November 12 and November 26, 2018 using the link on this page. 

Submit your comments.

Written comments may also be sent via email to hesinfo@portlandoregon.gov using subject line: “Home Energy Score comments” or similar, or by postal mail to: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Home Energy Score comments, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. Comments received after 6 p.m. on November 26, 2018 will not be considered part of the record.


Summary of the Mark-up of Final Administrative Rules

Proposed amendments to the Administrative Rules summarized and explained.

Mark-up of Final Administrative Rules for Home Energy Score program

The Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is inviting public comment on these amendments, starting on November 12 and ending on November 26, 2018.

Mark-up of Final Administrative Rules Comment Form

Please submit comments between November 12 and November 26, 2018.

Final Interim Administrative Rules

As of December 18, 2017

Mark-up of Interim Administrative Rules for Home Energy Score program

The Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is issuing an interim rule change, effective December 18, 2017, to remedy issues raised by stakeholders before the policy takes effect on January 1, 2018

Sample Home Energy Report – Existing Homes (pdf)

Sample of the Home Energy Report that home sellers will receive after a getting a Home Energy Assessment.

Sample Home Energy Report – Newly-Constructed Homes (pdf)

For newly-constructed homes, the Home Energy Score may be produced based on design documents prior to construction. This is a sample of the Home Energy Report that new home builders will receive after the Pre-construction Assessment.