Advisory energy conservation standards for dwellings
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(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Dwelling” means real or personal property inhabited as the principal residence of an owner or renter. “Dwelling” includes a manufactured dwelling as defined in ORS 446.003 (Definitions for ORS 446.003 to 446.200 and 446.225 to 446.285 and ORS chapters 195, 196, 197, 215 and 227), a floating home as defined in ORS 830.700 (Definitions for ORS 830.060 to 830.140 and 830.700 to 830.870) and multiple unit residential housing. “Dwelling” does not include a recreational vehicle as defined in ORS 446.003 (Definitions for ORS 446.003 to 446.200 and 446.225 to 446.285 and ORS chapters 195, 196, 197, 215 and 227).
(b) “Energy conservation standards” means standards for the efficient use of energy for space and water heating in a dwelling.
(2) The Director of the State Department of Energy shall establish advisory energy conservation standards for existing dwellings. The standards shall be adopted by rule in accordance with ORS 183.310 (Definitions for chapter) to 183.410 (Agency determination of applicability of rule or statute to petitioner). The standards:
(a) Shall take cost-effectiveness into account; and
(b) Shall be compatible with and further the state’s incentive programs for residential energy conservation.
(3) The director shall publicize the energy conservation standards and encourage home owners to voluntarily comply with the standards. [1981 c.565 §2; 1987 c.158 §97; 1989 c.648 §65; 2003 c.186 §20]
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