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Rulemaking for Energy Performance Scores

Current Rulemaking

No current rulemaking at this time

Past Rulmaking Activity

Rulemaking Overview

In this rulemaking, Oregon Department of Energy will implement House Bill 2801, Section 12, relating to home energy performance scores. The rules will become effective by July 1, 2014.
The rulemaking will cover three separate topics:

  1. Adopt a voluntary home energy performance score system by which a person may assign a residential building a home energy performance score for the purpose of evaluating the energy conservation and energy efficiency of the building.
  2. Designate programs for the training of home energy assessors.
  3. Establish requirements, if any, for home energy assessors to report home energy performance scores they assign to homes to ODOE, and for ODOE to maintain that information in a database.

ODOE will seek input from interested parties on each of these three topics in a series of public meetings to be held from September 2013 through February 2014.

This rulemaking will take into consideration existing administrative rules, OAR 330-063, adopted by ODOE in 2010 as result of Senate Bill 79 (2009). Those rules, currently in effect, implemented the recommendations of a Governor-appointed task force for a voluntary energy performance scoring system for new and existing residential and commercial buildings.

Public Meetings

Advisory Committee Meetings

April 10, 2014

Date:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
 
Time:
9:00 -11:30 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 

March 13, 2014

Date:
Thursday, March 13, 2014
 
Time:
9:00 -11:30 a.m.
 
Location:
Local Government Center, Room 113
1201 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 
 

February 6, 2014 Webinar

Advisory Committee Public Webinar

At this webinar, the Oregon Department of Energy will describe its working strawman proposal for the home energy performance score system required under House Bill 2801. The one-hour webinar will consist of a half-hour presentation followed by a half hour for questions from stakeholders. To participate in the webinar, please click the pre-registration link below.

Date:
Thursday February 6, 2014
 
Time:
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Webinar Recording:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/604085134 (register to view the recording of the webinar)
 
Meeting Materials:
Draft Rules (Redline version with comments)
Draft Rules (clean version)
 

January 24, 2014

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss programs for the training of home energy assessors, as required by HB2801 Section 12, Subsection 3. We expect this to be the only meeting on this subsection of the law.
Date:
Friday January 24, 2014
 
Time:
10 a.m. – noon
 
Location:
Oregon Training Institute offices
27501 SW 95th Ave., Suite 980
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Map to OTI
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1831, access code 872206
 
Meeting Materials:

 

November 5, 2013

Date:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 
Time:
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
Location:
Local Government Center, Room 113
1201 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 

October 9, 2013

Date:
September 26, 2013
 
Time:
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location:
Local Government Center, Room 113
1201 Court St. NE,
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 

Meeting Materials:

 
Public Hearing
Date:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
 
Time:
9:00 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE,
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 

Meeting Materials:

Written comments are due to kacia.brockman@state.or.us by 5 p.m. on May 29, 2014.

Current Rules

Permanent rules filed for Voluntary Building Energy Performance Score Systems

The Oregon Department of Energy filed permanent rules for Voluntary Building Energy Performance Score Systems on June 30, 2014. The rule amendments become effective July 1, 2014.

The permanent rule amendments implement Section 12 of House Bill 2801, passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislative Assembly.
In the permanent rules, the previously existing rule language for energy performance scores for residential buildings is replaced with new residential-related rule language pursuant to HB 2801. The amendments include new language describing: required elements of home energy performance score systems, a process for home energy performance score systems to be reviewed by a stakeholder panel and approved for use in Oregon by the department’s director, three home energy performance score systems that are grandfathered for use in Oregon until January 1, 2016, minimum training requirements for individuals seeking certification as home energy assessors by the Construction Contractors Board, and a requirement for home energy assessors to report home energy performance score data to the department unless the department is able to obtain the data through other means.

Additionally, the previously existing rule language related to energy performance scores for commercial buildings is rearranged and updated in the permanent rules in order to consolidate the commercial-related requirements into one rule section, clarify certain language, and use terminology consistent with the proposed new residential-related language. No substantive changes were made to the rules affecting commercial buildings.