Portland Scores With New Home Energy Policy

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In December 2016 the city council of Portland, Oregon, unanimously approved a new policy requiring single-family homes in the city to obtain a home energy performance report, including a Home Energy Score, prior to listing a home for sale. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Home Energy Score provides homeowners with valuable information about their home’s energy performance while also recommending improvement projects that can save energy and lower utility bills.

Residential Network member Enhabit shared the news on its blog. “We know from our work with thousands of customers over the years that providing details about energy performance empowers homeowners with a tangible value for energy efficiency,” Enhabit CEO Tim Miller said. “That value translates into immediate benefits for home comfort, efficiency and health—and recurring benefits for their communities.”