RESIDENTIAL ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING AND DISCLOSURE
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
The text of the entire manual is available in PDF format (344 kb). What follows are the Table of Contents, and Scope, Purpose and Background sections of the manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 SCOPE, PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
2.0 ADOPTION AND REVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
3.0 RESIDENTIAL ENERGY PERFROMANCE RATING AND DISCLOSURE
3.2 Requirements for Home Energy Performance Report
PART 1.0, SCOPE, PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
These administrative rules are intended to clarify the requirements for residential energy performance rating and disclosure within Portland City Code (PCC) Chapter 17.108, also known as the Home Energy Score program. PCC Chapter 17.108 seeks to make energy performance in residential buildings transparent, to enable more knowledgeable decisions about the full costs of operating home, to motivate energy efficiency investments in homes that lower utility bills, to reduce carbon emissions, and increase comfort, safety and health for home owners.
Portland’s Climate Action Plan seeks to reduce carbon emission 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Buildings are the largest source of carbon emissions in Portland. One key Climate Action Plan objective is to reduce the total energy use of existing buildings and to achieve zero net carbon emissions in all new buildings.
Local government plays a critical role in making it easier for people to save energy, protect against rising energy prices and reduce carbon pollution. The Home Energy Score program seeks to accelerate market adoption of energy efficiency by requiring the disclosure of a home energy performance report, including a U.S. DOE Home Energy Score, before listing a home for sale in the city of Portland. Requiring home energy scores is one policy tool the City has available to catalyze change in the residential sector.
Residential Energy Performance Rating and Disclosure - Full Text of Manual (PDF Document, 344 kb)
Adopted by Director of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and effective June 8, 2017.
Filed for inclusion in PPD June 8, 2017.