Home Energy Score Assessments

WHAT’S THE HOME ENERGY SCORE?

BEGINNING ON JANUARY 1, 2018, sellers of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon are required to obtain and disclose a Home Energy Report estimating the energy-related use, associated costs, and cost-effective solutions to improve the home’s efficiency.

If you are publicly selling or relisting your home on or after January 1, 2018 and your home is within Portland city limits, the Home Energy Score requirement applies to you. It’s easy to comply, just follow these two steps.*

*Source: City of Portland Home Energy Score

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STEP 1

Get a Home Energy Score

Contact us to get a Home Energy Score and report before listing or otherwise announcing your home for sale on the market.

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STEP 2

Show the Home Energy Score

Include the Home Energy Score and Report in any listing or public posting about the home that’s available to buyers when they’re shopping for homes.

Click here to see a sample.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT?

More than seventy pieces of home information are collected during an energy assessment. Information about a home’s envelope (foundation, insulation, walls, windows) as well as its heating, cooling and hot water systems will be entered into energy modeling software.

Information about how residents operate the house and non-permanent house features like lighting, home electronics and appliances are not included in the Home Energy Score calculation. Home energy scoring assumes standard operating conditions in order to allow homes to be compared on an apples-to-apples basis, independent of occupant behavior.

As soon as the data points are entered into the software, the Home Energy Score and Report will be available immediately at the Green Building Registry.*

*Source: City of Portland Home Energy Score