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City of Portland Home Energy Score - What Brokers Need to Know

Learn how the new City of Portland Home Energy Score will work and how to leverage this new program to best serve your clients. 

This course is approved by the City of Portland and designed to help real estate professionals understand how this new program will work and how it will impact your approach to listing, selling and buying homes. Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of the current program requirements and answers to common questions that will help you become the ultimate resource for your clients!

The City of Portland Home Energy Score program goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Final rulemaking was completed by the City of Portland on September 13, 2017. The ordinance (Portland City Code Chapter 17.108) requires sellers of single-family homes to:
  • Obtain a home energy report, including a home energy score, from a licensed home energy assessor;
  • Disclose the score and report prior to listing a home publicly for sale in Portland on or after January 1, 2018.

This course will help you:

  • Understand the relevance of energy efficiency to home buyers
  • Find out how the City of Portland Home Energy Score program will work
  • Learn how to use the new RMLS™ feature that will auto-populate Home Energy Score info directly into listings
  • Know how & where to direct clients for next steps
  • Understand what makes an above- or below-average score
  • Learn how to explain the score to buyers/sellers
  • Gain resources and info to support and best serve your clients

Made for Busy Professionals

Earth Advantage wants to help you build skills that will benefit your clients, but we know you're too busy for lengthy online trainings. That's why we've released this course as separate 3-5 minute video presentations divided into 9 sections. That way you can start or stop your viewing at your own pace and easily resume the course at another time!

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or (503) 968-7160 x20.
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