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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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The City of Portland Home Energy Score

The City of Portland Home Energy Score ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2018, requiring sellers of single-family homes to disclose a Home Energy Report and Score at time of listing. Portland City Council unanimously adopted the policy (Portland City Code Chapter 17.108) in December 2016. In advance of the policy taking effect, the City of Portland Home Energy Score website is now live at

For sellers, the website explains the necessary actions for completing the requirement and answers questions about logistics, how to get a home assessed and how to improve scores. Buyers are guided through the Home Energy Report and are prompted to wrap energy improvement projects into financing. Real-estate professionals can learn how to make the new policy work effortlessly for their clients and how to post scores online. Builders can find information about how to obtain a score based on construction plans and possible exemptions and waivers.The website is also a place to find out how to become a Home Energy Assessor.

For more information, visit, email or call the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-5771.

For Home Energy Assessors

A seven-step roadmap to becoming an authorized home energy assessor with the City of Portland Home Energy Score program.

Policy Development Process

For City of Portland Home Energy Score