Home Energy Performance Score Stakeholder Panel to meet May 11

CONTACT:
Rachel Wray, 503-689-0294
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637

SALEM — The Home Energy Performance Score Stakeholder Panel will meet on Monday, May 11 in Portland. The public meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St.

The panel was created after recent Oregon Department of Energy rulemaking on home energy performance scores as directed by House Bill 2801, passed in 2013. Several participants in ODOE’s rulemaking effort expressed interest in working collaboratively toward greater market standardization. Ultimately, the panel will recommend to the department’s director which home energy performance score system(s) to approve for use in Oregon beyond 2015.

During the first six stakeholder meetings, participants worked on definitions, requirements and process to guide the review of applications submitted by organizations that seek approval. To date, the panel has:
• Established a charter;
• Developed a scoring system application; and
• Defined assessor requirements, with assistance from the Construction Contractor’s Board.

At the May meeting, the panel will review the first system application, from the Residential Energy Services Network, a national nonprofit organization that establishes standards for rating and certifying energy efficiency in residential buildings.

A complete agenda for the meeting is on the ODOE website. For those wishing to access the meeting remotely, please call 1-877-336-1831 and use participant code 872206.

To request an interpreter for the hearing-impaired or for other accommodations, please contact Linda Ross at 503-378-6874 or via fax at 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy reduces the long-term costs of energy for Oregonians. It provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homeowners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.

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