The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). These provisions apply to residential and commercial buildings designed and constructed under the building code for the effective use of energy.
2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and (OEESC) Adoption
Follow the adoption process.
Amendments and errata
OEESC Chapter 2 and Table 503 errata - Issued May 1, 2015
Summary of OEESC adopted amendments - Effective July 1, 2014
Program tools and resources
The COMcheck software/program, using the Oregon code selection, is used to demonstrate compliance with the OEESC. The forms generated by the software can be submitted for both the Prescriptive and Simplified Trade-Off paths. Under the WBA path, Simplified Trade-off forms should be included to demonstrate the differences between the design building and a compliant building. Forms may be submitted electronically (verify with your jurisdiction).
Demonstrate compliance through the following:
- Prescriptive Path: complete and submit COMcheck forms to the local jurisdiction
- Simplified Trade-off: complete and submit COMcheck forms to the local jurisdiction
- Whole Building Approach (WBA) Instructions
US Dept. of Energy - resource guides
US Dept. of Energy - COMcheck
COMcheck for Oregon
Ductwork Insulation guide
Residential thermal performance
How to use the thermal performance calculator
New: 2017 ORSC Residential thermal performance calculator
2014 ORSC Residential thermal performance calculator
Construction Industry Energy Board
Code and rulemaking committees
Commercial energy code update
Residential energy code update