OAR 330-125-0010


“Appendix J”: 1983 Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan, Volume 2, Appendix J (with errata), adopted pursuant to the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-501), April 27, 1983, by the Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC).


“Applicant”: A person or business applying to the Oregon Department of Energy for an incentive to build a new electrically-heated residence that meets model conservation standards.


“Control House”: A single-family residence of similar size, construction type, style, and materials as a model code standards residence and which is built to the 1979 Oregon Structural Specialty Code as amended. The control house must be near the model code standards house. The occupants of the control house must agree to participate in Department or BPA monitoring.


“Cost-Accounting Data”: Cost-related information gathered according to a process provided by Area 15 National Association of Home Builders. The purpose is to compare the costs of building a residence to the model conservation standards with the costs of building a similar residence to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.


“Department”: Oregon Department of Energy.


“Floor Area, Gross”: Gross floor area is the floor area within the perimeter of the outside walls of the building for all heated spaces, without deduction for hallways, stairs, closets, thickness of walls, columns, or other features.


“Heated Spaces”: A space within a building which is provided with a positive heat supply to maintain air temperature at 50°F. or higher. The presence of finished living space within a basement, or registers or heating devices designed to supply heat to a basement space shall automatically meet the definition of heated space.


“Incentive”: A cash award to a person or business for building a residence to model conservation standards. The incentive may include more than one payment. The amount of the incentive will be set in the agreement between the Department and BPA.


“Matched-Pair Control House”: A single-family residence essentially the same in design to a residence for which an incentive is granted, but in which the energy efficiency measures meet only the current Oregon Structural Specialty Code. If the residence is a passive solar or sun-tempered design, it must have equivalent solar orientation and solar exposure as its matched residence. The matched-pair control house must be built by the builder of the model conservation standard residence, and must be near the model conservation standards residence. The gross floor area of each matched-pair house must be between 1,200 and 1,800 square feet. Occupants of the matched-pair control house must agree to allow the residence to be monitored by the Department or BPA.


“Model Conservation Standards”: Standards for building energy-efficient, electrically-heated residences established in Appendix J of the 1983 Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan or provided by the Department.


“Multi-Family Residence”: Any building which is designed, built, rented, leased, let, or hired out to be occupied, or which is occupied as the home or residence of three or more families living independently of each and doing their own cooking in the said building, and shall include flats and apartments. The building shall be only for residential uses and shall be three stories or less.


“Oregon Structural Specialty Code”: State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Regulations.


“Residential Standards Demonstration (RSD) Program”: A program administered by the Oregon Department of Energy by agreement with BPA. The RSD Program provides incentives to build up to 200 electrically-heated, single-family residences and 20 electrically-heated multi-family buildings in Oregon to model conservation standards.


“Single-Family Residence”: A structure that has one or two residential units and is only for residential use.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
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Jun. 8, 2021

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