Application for Waiver for High-Performance New Homes

Home builders or sellers, selling new, high performance homes that are participating in the Energy Trust of Oregon EPSTM New Construction program, may apply for a waiver, using the link above, to continue the use of their existing process through December 31, 2019.

Complete the required fields in the application and be prepared to upload supporting documentation. The waiver request must be received by the Director no later than 10 business days prior to the date of listing the newly constructed Covered Building for sale.

The City reserves the right to verify documentation within 10 business days and will issue a written decision.

If submitting outside of the automated form, all documentation may be submitted by email sent to hesinfo@portlandoregon.gov with subject "City of Portland Home Energy Score Program New Home Waiver Request" or by mail, sent to Attn: City of Portland Home Energy Score Program New Home Waiver Request
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 4th Ave. Room 7100, Portland, OR 97201.

Application for an Exemption from Home Energy Score Requirement

Participants in the Home Energy Score program may qualify for an exemption under certain circumstances including foreclosures, condemned or uninhabitable properties .The Home Energy Score Administrative Rules contain the specific exemption categories. Answer all the required questions and select one of the categories from the drop down list of exemptions in the application . Be prepared to upload documented proof. Submit your exemption application at least 10 days prior to listing your home for sale. 

The City reserves the right to verify documentation within 10 business days and to issue a written decision when denying a request for exemption. The absence of any written response is an approval of the request.

If submitting outside of the automated form, all documentation may be submitted by email to hesinfo@portlandoregon.gov with subject " City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Exemption Request" or mail sent to Attn: City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Exemption Request, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 4th Ave. Room 7100, Portland, OR 97201.

Application for a Free Home Energy Assessment (Home Energy Score)

Participants in the Home Energy Score program may qualify for a free Home Energy Assessment based on income. To apply, use the link above and then select the applicable qualifying program option and fill out the required fields. Be prepared to upload proof of program participation. 

To qualify for this service, your household income must be at or below 60 percent of median family income for the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Not sure if you meet the qualification? Verify your percentage of median household income.

If submitting outside of the automated form, all documentation may be submitted by email to hesinfo@portlandoregon.gov with subject "City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Income-qualified Free Assessment Request", or mail sent to Attn: City of Portland Home Energy Score Program Income-qualified Free Assessment Request, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 4th Ave. Room 7100, Portland, OR 97201.

Home Energy Score Income Attestation Form

If you do not participate in any of the programs listed In the Application for a Free Home Energy Assessment (Home Energy Score) but are still income qualified, please complete the Attestation Form .