New homes are covered by the Home Energy Score policy. Code-built homes can get a Home Energy Score based on construction plans. Certain high-performance home builders can apply for a waiver.
The Home Energy Score program rules allow for code-built new homes to receive a pre-construction assessment, where the Home Energy Score and Home Energy Report are produced based on construction plans. The home builder will need to hire an authorized Home Energy Assessor to produce the Home Energy Score and Home Energy Report prior to listing the newly constructed home for sale. The score and report will need to be included in all real estate listings or advertisements for the home. The Home Energy Report will also need to be available at the site or in a model home.
New home builders or sellers building high performance homes for sale and using Energy Trust of Oregon’s EPS™ scoring system may apply for a waiver to continue the use of existing process until the end of 2019.
How to get a waiver
Homes must be identified by the six-digit Property ID that begins with an R (RXXXXXX). Property ID numbers are available at PortlandMaps.
Indicate on the waiver request which properties will be subdivided as part of the project.
You may batch multiple newly constructed homes together on a single waiver request.
Please include proof of participation in the Energy Trust of Oregon New Homes program.
Submit requests no later than 10 business days prior to the date of listing the newly constructed Covered Building for sale.
Find more information and apply for a Home Energy Score waiver through our quick and convenient automated online process.
Builders of only high-performance homes
If you are a home builder who builds exclusively high performance homes through the using Energy Trust of Oregon’s EPS™ scoring system, you are eligible for a one-time waiver of all work completed within the program. Energy Trust will be coordinating these applications for submission. Reach out to your Energy Trust contact to make sure that you are included.