Oregon Statutes - Chapter 469 - Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities - Section 469.155 - Advisory energy conservation standards for dwellings; rules.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Dwelling” means real or personal property inhabited as the principal residence of an owner or renter. “Dwelling” includes a manufactured dwelling as defined in ORS 446.003, a floating home as defined in ORS 830.700 and multiple unit residential housing. “Dwelling” does not include a recreational vehicle as defined in ORS 446.003.

(b) “Energy conservation standards” means standards for the efficient use of energy for space and water heating in a dwelling.

(2) The Director of the State Department of Energy shall establish advisory energy conservation standards for existing dwellings. The standards shall be adopted by rule in accordance with ORS 183.310 to 183.410. The standards:

(a) Shall take cost-effectiveness into account; and

(b) Shall be compatible with and further the state’s incentive programs for residential energy conservation.

(3) The director shall publicize the energy conservation standards and encourage home owners to voluntarily comply with the standards. [1981 c.565 §2; 1987 c.158 §97; 1989 c.648 §65; 2003 c.186 §20]

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