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EEAST Program

What is EEAST?

The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (EEAST)is a new program managed by Oregon's Department of Energy (ODOE). Utility companies loan funds to customers who will use the money for energy efficiency projects based upon an energy audit. Contractors that want to work on EEAST projects must be certified by the Construction Contractors Board (CCB).
For more information about loans, audits or general EEAST program information, visit the ODOE website


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CCB EEAST Application and Requirements

Contractors that want to work on EEAST projects must complete a CCB EEAST Contractor Certification Application and satisfy the requirements below:

Download the CCB EEAST Contractor Certification Application.
Cost is $50 per year and can be renewed annually.

Certification Requirements:

1. The contractor must have a current, valid license with CCB.

2. The contractor must be a qualified business entity (equal opportunity employer or other).

3. The contractor, or a contractor's employee, must have one of the following certificates.

  • ENERGY STAR Building Performance Institute (BPI) Silver Star contractor

  • ENERGY STAR Building Performance Institute (BPI) Gold Star contractor

    BPI certificate as:
    • Building Analyst
    • Envelope
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning/heat pump
    • Manufactured housing
    • Multifamily
  • Oregon Energy Coordinators Association Residential Energy Analyst Program (REAP) certificate as:
    • Energy Analyst-1
    • Energy Analyst-2
    • Shell Tech-1
    • Diagnostic Tech-1
    • Building Performance Specialist-1
4. The contractor must be eligible to receive a public works contract.

5. The contractor must not have violated :

  • CCB rules or orders.
  • Workers' Compensation Division rules or orders.
  • OR-OSHA rules or orders.
  • Federal or state wage or hour laws.
6. The contractor must certify the following.

  • It will use local employees for its EEAST projects, if sufficient skilled labor is available.
  • It will pay wages for EEAST projects at a rate of 180% of state minimum wage, unless federal prevailing wages are higher.
  • It will pay prevailing wages for work on EEAST projects involving commercial structures.

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Energy Training Certificate Programs

For information on obtaining one of the required energy training certificates visit:
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Residential Energy Analyst Program (REAP)

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Subscribing to EEAST Program Updates

The CCB has created "list serve" to distribute CCB licensing information on Oregon's EEAST program. Subscribers to "list serve" are provided e-mail updates when information is posted.
(1) Subscribe via the web
If you would like to subscribe via the web, follow the directions on this link:
http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/listinfo/ccb_energy_efficiency_and_sustainable_technology_program You will be sent an e-mail requesting a confirmation.

(2) Subscribe by e-mail
Send an email to: CCB EEAST Program - In the body of the message, state "subscribe."
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EEAST forms

CCB EEAST Contractor Certification Application Complete this application to apply for an EEAST certification.

EEAST change form
Use this form to request a change to BPI or REAT certificate holder information.
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