Home Energy Score Informational Public Open House
The City is holding an Open House and question-and-answer session about the proposed Home Energy Score Program on Monday August 1 at 3:00pm. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. You may also attend virtually with Zoom, please register here. Zoom attendees should submit questions in advance by email.
The City is considering a Home Energy Score Program to improve transparency around the energy cost of homes and encourage energy-efficient homes. The City is seeking feedback on the proposed program described here. A Home Energy Score is a rating that assesses a home’s energy efficiency. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a vehicle, a home energy score provides information about how efficiently a home uses energy, which can inform a buyer’s purchase decision. The proposed program would require that homes listed for sale in Bend obtain a Home Energy Score prior to listing. The homeowner or their realtor would share the energy scorecard with prospective buyers.
Creating the program is a priority set by the City’s Environment and Climate Committee from the Bend Community Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to achieve the City’s climate action goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.