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Reach Code

The Oregon Reach Code is a statewide optional energy construction standard approved by the Building Codes Division.

The Oregon Reach Code is separate from the state building code and applicable at the designer’s and contractor’s discretion. This code does not limit the authority of the building official to consider other proposed alternate methods encompassing the same subject matter.

Residential Reach Code

The Oregon Residential Reach Code provides an additional choice for builders, consumers and contractors to increase energy efficiency for the construction of detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).

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2021 Oregon Residential Reach Code (ORRC)
Effective Aug. 6, 2021

Executive Order 20-04

In March 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 20-04, with performance-based directives intended to build upon the ongoing prescriptive requirements of Executive Order 17-20. Learn more about Executive Order 20-04 .

Commercial Reach Code

The Oregon Commercial Reach Code provides an additional choice for builders, consumers and contractors to increase energy efficiency for the construction of structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).

Note: The division is currently working with the Construction Industry Energy Board to approve the next edition of the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC), which applies to structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). The anticipated effective date for the OEESC is April 1, 2021, after which the division will solicit proposals for the next edition of the Oregon Commercial Reach Code.

2021 Oregon Residential Reach Code

The anticipated effective date is April 1, 2021. Notices and information will be posted here throughout the adoption process.

Residential Reach Code proposal resources

Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) Energy provisions

Energy modeling

The following files are provided to assist proponents of Reach Code proposals. These materials are not mandatory.


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