State Energy Efficiency Design Program (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon

Name State Energy Efficiency Design Program
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Specific technologies not identified
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement New state construction must exceed the energy conservation provisions of the Oregon State Building Code by 20% or more

Date added to DSIRE 2006-08-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-03-06

References DSIRE[1]


Oregon's State Energy Efficiency Design Program (SEED) was originally established in 1991. This program, codified in state law, directs state agencies to work with the Oregon Department of Energy to ensure cost-effective energy conservation measures (ECMs) are included in new construction projects and major renovations to public buildings. Leased buildings are also required to be more energy efficient.

The law was revised in 2001 to require that all state facilities constructed on or after June 30, 2001, exceed the energy conservation provisions of the Oregon State Building Code by at least 20%. Existing buildings must reduce energy use by 20% compared to the building's baseline energy use in 2000. Energy conservation and efficiency projects in existing buildings can be funded through energy savings performance contracts. Complete SEED guidelines are available on the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ann Hushagen
Department Oregon Department of Energy

Address 625 Marion Street, N.E.

Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97301-3737
Phone (800) 221-8035 Ext:223
Phone 2 (503) 373-7804


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORS 276.900 et seq.

Authority 2: OAR 330-130-0010 et seq.

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"