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1.5% for Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings
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 by the 2012 Oregon Legislature with Senate Bill 1533, and amended again by the 2013 Oregon Legislature with House Bill 3169.
 
The Oregon Department of Energy maintains Oregon Administrative Rules for 1.5 Percent Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings.

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, contact Andrzej Pekalski at (503)378-5697 or andrzej.t.pekalski@state.or.us.