Investing in energy-efficient homes helps Oregonians save money now and supports a better energy future.
Home Energy Performance Score systems help homeowners and homebuyers better understand a home's energy use, and how even small improvements can make a big difference in energy savings.
A certified professional evaluates a home's performance and issues a score, similar to the bright yellow Energy Guide label found on home appliances. The professional will look for air leaks, check insulation levels, inspect windows and doors, make sure heating and cooling systems are well-maintained, check lighting, and more.
Home Energy Performance Scores in Oregon
The Oregon Department of Energy has developed a standard home energy performance score system to illustrate a home's energy efficiency and energy use.
Oregon Administrative Rules
outline the requirements for residential and commercial energy performance scores. The rules also establish training requirements for licensed home energy assessors and define requirements for score systems.
Oregonians will benefit from the streamlined
process with consistent measurements across home energy performance
score systems. A stakeholder panel
inform the voluntary program.
Approved Oregon Home Energy Performance Score Systems
Currently, Oregon has three approved home energy performance score systems:
Become an Approved Score System
Businesses and other entities seeking approval for a home energy performance score system will need to submit an application
The Home Energy Performance Score Stakeholder Panel
will review applications and recommend approval or denial to ODOE's director. ODOE staff are available to help businesses improve or streamline proposed systems.
Apply to Become a Certified Home Energy Assessor
Certified home energy assessors can assign a home energy performance score to residential buildings.
The step-by-step process to become a certified energy assessor and related application materials are available on the CCB website