Oregon state law requires that public entities spend 1.5 percent of the total contract price of a public improvement contract for new construction or major renovation of a public building on green energy technology. Public entities include, but are not limited to, state agencies, community colleges, school districts and education services districts, and local government.
This requirement was originally established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature with House Bill 2620
, amended in 2012 with Senate Bill 1533
, in 2013 with House Bill 3169
, and in 2015 with HB 2987
and HB 3329
The Oregon Department of Energy maintains Oregon Administrative Rules for 1.5 Percent Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings. Rules are currently being revised to include the changes from HB 2987 and HB 3329.
Reporting Requirements for Public Entities
Public entities must report to ODOE information about public building projects that are subject to this requirement. This report shall be submitted electronically using this 1.5% for Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings electronic form.
To discuss any questions about complying with this requirement or submitting the electronic form, please see our list of Questions & Answers
or contact Ann Hushagen at (503) 373-7804 or email@example.com