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New SEED rules take effect today
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Jim Denno, 503-378-2856
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM—Administrative rule changes for Oregon’s State Energy Efficiency Design program go into effect today.
The rule changes include:
  • New definitions for highly efficient facility and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and
  • A streamlined process to coordinate SEED compliance with equivalent or higher certification processes.
The rule changes were developed following input from stakeholders and a public meeting on March 22. The amended rules for the SEED program are available on the Oregon Department of Energy website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/SEED/SEED_Rules_updates.shtml
Created by state law in 1991, SEED’s purpose is to ensure that new and renovated state buildings employ cost-effective energy conservation measures that reduce energy use. For more information on SEED, please visit the ODOE website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/SEED/index.shtml.

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