Home Energy Score Informational Public Open House August 1


The City is holding an Open House and question-and-answer session about the proposed Home Energy Score Program at 3pm on August 1, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, Bend.

The hybrid format meeting is also available for those who want to attend virtually at: bendoregon-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T_X4LFRJQuuW6nxCGRHAyg. In anticipation of a large turnout, virtual attendees should submit questions in advance to clacy@bendoregon.gov.

The City of Bend 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 at bendoregon.gov/city-projects/community-priorities/sustainability/energy/home-energy-score.

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 Home Energy Score 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.

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