WHAT DO AGENTS AND BROKERS NEED TO KNOW?
As of January 1, 2018, all homes in Portland must undergo a City of Portland Home Energy Score assessment before being listed for sale.
The Home Energy Score from this assessment rates the overall energy efficiency of a home using information about its structure (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating, cooling, and hot water systems.
It also details information about the home, what improvements could be made, and what the Home Energy Score might be if those improvements are made.
Our assessors can typically conduct an in-home assessment in about one hour.
The ordinance requiring Home Energy Score assessments applies specifically to homes located within the City of Portland. Again, homes do not need to undergo the improvements outlined by the Home Energy Score; this information simply needs to be made available to potential buyers. The energy score must be posted on all home listings, including those on MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, etc. $500 penalties will be periodically assessed to sellers who are out of compliance with the City of Portland Home Energy Score program.