NR-5 Residential Energy Performance Assessment and Disclosure Ordinance

Not sooner than 2017, the City shall consider adopting a Residential Energy Performance Assessment and Disclosure (EPAD-R) Ordinance for detached single-family homes and multi-family homes.  The EPAD-R Ordinance may include the following:

  • energy performance disclosures at certain points or thresholds
  • use of a free online tool such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Home Energy Yardstick for self-assessment, which takes into account the size of the home and number of occupants
  • alternatively, use of a low-cost assessment tool such as the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score
  • flexible exemption provisions including:           
    • the age of the building,
    • foreclosures or short sales,
    • recent energy efficiency upgrades,
    • an owner providing 12 consecutive monthly utility bills from the previous two years
Responsible Department(s):
Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services
Supporting Department(s)/Partner(s):
Development Services
Program Type(s):
Regulation and Development Review (RDR)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
General Fund
2017-2019, 2020-2040

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress