Building Code

ORS 455.496
Standards relating to energy use and energy efficiency aspects of specialty codes

  • rules
  • enforceability


(1)

The Construction Industry Energy Board may evaluate and approve or disapprove proposed state building code standards relating to the energy use and energy efficiency aspects of the electrical, structural, prefabricated structure and low-rise residential specialty codes. The proposed standards evaluated by the board may include, but need not be limited to, standards regarding energy-conserving technology, construction methods, products and materials. The board shall forward any proposed standards recommended by the board to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services for adoption or rejection by the director.

(2)

Approval by seven or more board members is required in order to recommend adoption of an energy construction standard to the director. If the standard relates to a specialty code that is administered by an advisory board described in ORS 455.492 (Construction Industry Energy Board) (1)(a) to (e), the Construction Industry Energy Board may not recommend the standard to the director unless all of the Construction Industry Energy Board members who are members of the advisory board that administers that specialty code approve of recommending the standard.

(3)

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or ORS chapter 446 or ORS 479.510 (Short title) to 479.945 (Restricted energy contractor’s license) or 479.950 (Minimum safety standards), or any provision of ORS chapter 447 regulating fixture installations or regulating plumbing products, the director may adopt or reject a proposed standard recommended by the Construction Industry Energy Board without further consultation of an advisory board. No later than 30 days after the director receives the proposed standard, the director shall initiate a process for considering the approval or rejection of the recommended proposed standard. If the director approves the standard, the director shall file the standard with the Secretary of State under ORS 183.335 (Notice) as a rule amending the state building code.

(4)

The Construction Industry Energy Board shall identify and give notice to the director of the specialty codes that are affected by a recommended proposed standard. If the director adopts the standard as a rule, the rule shall be enforceable as a specialty code provision administered by the board and enforceable by any appropriate advisory board as a provision of the code administered by that advisory board. [2009 c.567 §3; 2013 c.255 §4]
Note: See note under 455.492 (Construction Industry Energy Board).

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Jun. 26, 2021