NEWS AND UPDATES
Commercial energy standards - ASHRAE 90.1-2019
The division anticipates that the Construction Industry Energy Board will begin reviewing ASHRAE 90.1-2019 at its
Oct. 20, 2020, meeting. Follow the board process.
Residential energy standards
Using U.S. Department of Energy guidance, and directives in Executive Orders (EO) 17-20 and 20-04, Oregon will achieve strong energy savings for one- and two-family dwellings as required in those Executive Orders. This action continues Oregon’s leadership in energy efficient building codes well into the next decade.
Get more information about implementation of the Executive Orders.
Residential energy code compliance study
The regional code compliance study has been released and based upon field data, energy code compliance to the 2017 ORSC has been exceptional. Oregon’s average missed compliance of only 0.3%,
Oregon report, is the best in the region,
Adopted energy codes and standards
The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Chapter 13 energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and the Chapter 11 energy efficiency provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).
Access the ORSC program.
Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code
2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code
(Chapter 13 of the 2019 OSSC)
Effective Oct. 1, 2019