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To book an appointment, call Roc Aiken at 503.284.6827, ext 107 or email him at roc@communityenergyproject.org to schedule your Home Energy Score assessment.

Selling your home? Get your Home Energy Score from CEP!

Starting on January 1, 2018, anyone selling a home within Portland’s city limits will be required to obtain that house’s Home Energy Score and included it in all real estate listings, ads and online postings.

Luckily, getting a Home Energy Score is easy! Community Energy Project has been approved by the City of Portland to provide home assessments and produce the reports needed to meet the City’s new Home Energy Score requirements

What to expect from a CEP Home Energy Assessment

What does an assessment cost?
We charge a flat fee of $199 per assessment. We accept credit cards and PayPal please note that you must click on pay with PayPal to be able to pay with EITHER a credit card or your PayPal account.
What does an assessment entail?
An authorized Home Energy Assessor from Community Energy Project will come to your home and will take about sixty minutes to assess its energy use. The length of the assessment could vary based on the size of the building.

Your Assessor will visually inspect and ask questions about your home’s foundation, insulation, walls and windows as well as heating, cooling and hot water systems. They will not ask you questions about your personal energy use.

How is my score generated?
As the Home Energy Assessor conducts your assessment, they will enter the information they gather into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score software to score your home. This software analyzes your home’s energy use and produces a score based on criteria established by the Department of Energy, not by Community Energy Project or any third party. This ensures that all homes’ energy use can be compared fairly and objectively.
What does my Home Energy Score report include?
Your house’s energy use will be ranked on a scale of one to ten, in which five represents an average rate of home energy use and ten represents the most energy efficient home.

In addition to a numerical score, you will also get:

  • Information about your home’s energy profile based on the physical characteristics of your house, not your personal habits or preferences
  • An estimate of annual energy costs
  • Recommendations of how to improve the house’s energy efficiency
What happens once I have my Home Energy Score?
When your assessment is complete, CEP will provide you a copy of your report, which will also be available online at the Green Building Registry. You and your realtor can work together to incorporate your score into all home sale listings and ads.

Free Home Energy Score assessments are available to eligible homesellers

Free Home Energy Score assessments are available to home sellers at or below 60% of median income. If you are eligible, please visit The City of Portland’s Free Home Energy Assessment application page to apply for a free assessment.