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Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code Goes into Effect

On October 1, the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code became effective; the code will be phased in over three months, wherein permit applicants will have the option to submit permits using either the current (2014) Oregon Structural Specialty Code, or the new 2019 code. Starting on January 1, 2020 all permits must meet the new requirements. The commercial construction provisions in Part I of the code are based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016.


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ACEEE State Report Card

The 13th edition of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE's) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has been released. The document is a progress report on state policies and programs that save energy, while producing environmental and economic benefits. States that are leading the way include Massachusetts, which ranked number one, as well as California, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York. Maryland is the most improved state, with both Hawaii and New Jersey also showing significant improvements. The report illustrates how an increasing number of states are showing leadership in energy efficiency and clean energy by adopting ambitious goals and energy-saving rules for buildings, as well as appliances and vehicles. ACEEE also produces a scorecard for cities each year, which came out this past July.


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Oct 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day for NC

North Carolina Governor Cooper has proclaimed October 2nt as “Energy Efficiency Day”.

This is the 4nd annual event coordinated by member organization groups to promote energy efficiency awareness nationally.   North Carolina has signed up as official supporter on behalf of our submitted proclamation.

Energy Efficiency Day #EEDay2019 (October 2) is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.  Goals are to :

  1. Raise awareness of the energy issues we all face and what we can do to fix them
  2. Help individuals and businesses save money through education on efficiency techniques
  3. Unite people who are passionate about cutting energy waste and conserving resources

To download a PDF of the Govonor's Proclaimation, <click here>