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Oregon Residential Specialty Code adoption

Adopting the new model code

The division is working with the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) as the base model code for the new Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). Access the read-only version of the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).

The anticipated effective date is April 1, 2021. Get more information about this code adoption.

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.

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, Washington report.

Adoption notices and events

Public Comments

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