New Portland Energy Score Policy
This won’t take effect for a year and it will probably be a good thing in the long run. It affects sellers and buyers. A seller will need to pay for a report about the home’s “energy score” before putting their home on the market. The report will allow buyers to get an objective look at how efficient a home is before they even go look at it.
It may be a little bumpy in the beginning like any new policy but it will be interesting to see how it all turns out! In the long run it will probably encourage sellers to do more energy retrofitting before they list their home.