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Oregon Reach Code adoption

About the Commercial Reach Code

The Building Codes Division is in the process of adopting the 2022 Oregon Commercial Reach Code, a set of statewide optional construction standards and methods designed to increase energy efficiency. When approved, the standards will provide an additional choice for builders, consumers, contractors, and others to use for above-code energy performance of structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).

This Commercial Reach Code is intended to achieve between 5% and 10% improved performance over the 2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC), based on the measurement of regulated energy loads. Oregon’s current energy code is based on the most recent and advanced national energy code.

Code review and adoption timeline

All code adoption events and notices for the Oregon Commercial Reach Code are posted here and remain posted until the beginning of the next code adoption cycle.

Code amendment proposals

Code adoption public comments

Code related comments and testimony

Verbal testimony

To sign up in advance to provide verbal testimony at a code review committee meeting, please email bcd.ptsptech@dcbs.oregon.gov. Instructions for providing testimony will be sent to you.

Written testimony

Please email written testimony for the code review committee to bcd.ptsptech@dcbs.oregon.gov at least 24 hours before the meeting. Include your name, organization, and the related agenda item.