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

Learn how this program will work & how to leverage it to best serve your clients.

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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 went 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.

Formatted 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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Learning Objectives
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  • 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

When & Where
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Online course available on-demand 

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 1 CE 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 1 CE
Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 1 CE

Course Fee
$10 | General Admission

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Appraisers, Architects, Builders/Contractors, Lenders, Raters/Verifiers, Real Estate Professionals

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Erik Odin Cathcart
Erik Odin Cathcart: Erik Odin Cathcart is the Director, Marketing & Strategy at Earth Advantage. He also leads the software development of the Green Building Registry™ overseeing user interface design, client relations, and programming. He has over 18 years of experience in art direction, marketing, and strategic planning with a focus on technology. Prior to his work at Earth Advantage, he focused on technology startup companies. His efforts have led to several successful launches and capital campaigns that built products and services with a technology focus from hydrogen fuel cells to high availability data centers. Cathcart is also a practicing professional artist whose work has been written up in the New York Times, as well as a writer who maintains a blog about contemporary art and society. He is currently working on a book about the artist Francis Bacon.