Portland Home Energy Score Program

 

As of January 1, 2018, the City of Portland will require that all homes within the city limits attain a home energy score from a qualified home energy assessor prior to listing. Similar to how miles per gallon can quickly convey how efficient a car is, a home energy score is intended to let a homeowner (and potential buyers) know how efficient a home is.

 

During a home energy assessment, the home's heating and cooling equipment, ductwork, water heater, insulation, windows and roofing are examined and collected data is entered into a program. A score of 1-10 is generated for the home in question, as well as recommended improvements that can raise the home's score and increase efficiency. The assessment is not destructive or invasive.

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Important Facts About the City of Portland Home Energy Score Program

 
  • We provide reports the same day as the assessment

  • Assessors must be certified through the City of Portland

  • An assessment is required for all single family homes, with few exceptions

  • There are financial penalties of up to $500 for non-compliance

  • Assessments take around one hour to complete

  • Home Energy Scores will be available online to any interested party


Pricing

Homes Under 1,500 Square Feet - $125

Homes Over 1,500 Square Feet - $150