Senate Bill 1533
, which 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, took effect January 1, 2013. Public entities include, but are not limited to, state agencies, universities, community colleges, school districts and education services districts, and local government.
The Oregon Department of Energy has completed the Oregon Administrative Rules for SB 1533. The proposed rules include, but are not limited to, eligible projects, eligible costs, appropriateness of green energy technology for the project, rollover of funds into other projects, and reporting requirements.
SB 1533 requires reporting of compliance with the provisions of the bill.
” shall be electronically filed by the public entity before entering into a public improvement contract.
To discuss any problems or questions regarding report submission, contact Andrzej Pekalski at (503) 378-5697 or