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  • State Energy Efficiency Design (SEED) Program
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    The State Energy Efficiency Design (SEED) program was established in 1991. The program directs state agencies to work with the Oregon Department of Energy to ensure cost-effective energy conservation measures are included in new and renovated public buildings. The program was revised in 2001 to require that all state facilities constructed on or after June 30, 2001 exceed the energy conservation provisions of the Oregon State building code by at least 20 percent.
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The SEED Guideline Appendix L has been revised to encompass changes to the 2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code. The Guideline Appendix L Revised October 1, 2010 version must be used for all SEED projects with building permits dated October 1, 2010 or later.

Appendix L (Revised October 1, 2010)

A document comparing the old version to this new version is also posted.

Appendix L - with revisions

The Guidelines are periodically updated and it is the responsibility of the Energy Analyst to make certain he/she is using the most current version of the Building Modeling Guidelines.
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It is the policy of the State of Oregon that facilities to be constructed or purchased by authorized state agencies be designed, constructed, renovated and operated so as to minimize the use of nonrenewable energy resources and to serve as models of energy efficiency.
- ORS 276.900

In addition, the 2007 Oregon Legislature passed HB2620 which requires that public entities spend 1.5% of the total contract price of a public improvement contract for new construction or major renovation of a public building on solar energy technology. For more information about this requirement and the rules, see our Web page .

Prequalified Energy Analysts
The Oregon Department of Energy is required by rule to establish a list of prequalified Energy Analysts for the State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) program (OAR 330-130-0090). The services of an Energy Analyst are required for all SEED Class 1 building projects. State Agencies may select from the list. State Agencies should only select persons or firms that are qualified to perform energy consumption analysis. SEED Guideline Appendix C lists the minimum qualifications for energy analysts.

These Energy Analyst Firms have been prequalified based on expertise, experience, and judgment of the Key Personnel submitted in the RFQ:

InSite Group
Contract administrator - Chris Wierman 503-222-2044

PAE Consulting Engineers
Contract administrator - Nick Collins 503-542-0510

Solarc Architecture and Engineering
Contract administrator - Catherine Fulbright 541-349-0966

A list of Key Personnel is available upon Agency request.
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