Chapter 6-7 Energy Conservation Code: Ordinance 20081106-047 (Austin, TX 2009)

State: 
Texas
City: 
Austin
Enacted: 
2009
Summary: 

Energy audits are required for all residential and multi-family homes after construction and before homes are sold. Audits are good for 10 years. Disclosure of the energy audit results is mandatory and in the case of multi-family homes, must be posted in specified locations for tenants to access. In cases where energy usage exceeds 150% of average homes, the owner is given 18 months to conduct retrofits.

Model Policy Category: 
Energy Audits, Benchmarking, and Disclosure