2017 ORS 469B.270¹
Definitions for ORS 315.331 and 469B.270 to 469B.306

As used in ORS 315.331 (Energy conservation projects) and 469B.270 (Definitions for ORS 315.331 and 469B.270 to 469B.306) to 469B.306 (Policies and procedures):

(1) “Cost” means the capital costs and expenses necessarily incurred in the acquisition, erection, construction and installation of an energy conservation project.

(2) “Energy conservation project” means any capital investment for which the first year energy savings yields a simple payback period of greater than three years. “Energy conservation project” does not include:

(a) Recycling equipment, products and projects;

(b) Transportation projects;

(c) Energy recovery as that term is defined in ORS 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665); or

(d) Alternative fuel vehicles.

(3) “Four globes” means the highest of four tiers of ratings for certification in the Green Globes program rating system.

(4) “Green Globes program” means a building guidance and assessment program to advance overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings established by the Green Building Initiative.

(5)(a) “LEED” means the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for certification of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

(b) “LEED Platinum” means the highest of four tiers of standards for certification in the LEED rating system. [2011 c.730 §38]

(formerly 469.190 to 469.225)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 392 (1979)

(formerly 469.160 to 469.180)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Installa­tion date of alternative energy devices, Depart­ment of Energy rule pro­vi­sions and tax credit limita­tions, (1977) Vol 38, p 1198; credit from utility to customer feeding excess electrical power from residential alternative energy device back into utility’s distribu­tion system, (1977) Vol 38, p 1475

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469B—Energy Tax Credits; Grants, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 469B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano469B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.