Energy in Oregon

SB 1149 Schools Program Guidelines
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Energy Use Reporting

School districts must enter energy use data in the Schools ​Interactive Database​ for their schools facilities by January 1 of each year, including energy use and cost information for all fuel sources, the square footage of the facility, and the hours of operation. 

To obtain your district's user name and password, contact the Schools Team.

After logging in to the Schools Interactive Database:
  1. Select the school name
  2. Enter required data (all fields)
  3. The database will calculate the Energy Use Index, and recommend which type of audit should be performed on the school, or allow you to waive any school which falls within the target ranges.
  4. ​Print a copy of the summary for each school 

Understanding Energy Use Data

Utility Bills
School districts will need to collect 12 months of utility bills for all electric meters, gas meters, and any other secondary heating fuel associated with each facility. Specific data may include:
  • Electricity: total usage (kWh), demand use (kW), and total monthly charges
  • Natural gas: total usage (therms) and total monthly charges
  • ​Diesel / #5 Oil / Propane: total usage (gallons) and total monthly charges

Square Footage
A building's square footage is required to calculate the "Energy Use Index." The best method to access the square footage is to use design/construction drawings. School districts may also have fixed asset lists with square footage. Be sure to take into account any modifications or additions each year. 

Hours of Operation
The hours of operation is the number of hours per year that the school building is being used. When calculating hours of operation, take into account:
  • When the building is "turned on" or "off" - often before staff arrive and after staff leave.
  • After-school programs, sports, communities meetings, weekend events, etc.
  • Custodial or maintenance staff time.


Energy Audit Firms

If your firm is interested in becoming an ODOE-approved Energy Audit Firm, please create an account in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN). To view current ODOE opportunities, log in to ORPIN and click "Browse" on the left side of the page. On the next page, click through the list below to see all ODOE opportunities:
  • Browse Opportunities
  • By Organization
  • Issued By
  • Search
  • Energy, Department of
View a list of approved Energy Audit Firms​. Firms approved by ODOE will sign a ​Prequalified List Agreement for Energy Auditing Services.​

Resources for Energy Audit Firms

Energy Auditing and Audit Reports
​ODOE is committed to continual improvement of our processes. Minor changes have been made to the documents below to clarify reporting requirements and to improve the review process. SB 1149 Qualified Energy Audit Firms are required to use these updated documents:
Energy Audit Training Materials


Commissioning Firms

If your firm is interested in becoming an ODOE-approved Commissioning Firm, please create an account in the Oregon Procurement Information Network  (ORPIN). To view current ODOE opportunities, log in to ORPIN and click "Browse" on the left side of the page. On the next page, click through the list below to see all ODOE opportunities:
  • Browse Opportunities
  • By Organization
  • Issued By
  • Search
  • Energy, Department of
​View a list of approved Commissioning Firms​​. 

Resources for Commissioning Firms

Commissioning Requirements and Reports
Publications
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Resources
SB 1149 Program Guidelines​



Related Links
​Energy Efficient Schools Program
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