Austin Energy Audit Ordinance

Quick Facts About Austin’s Mandatory Energy Audits

Austin Energy Aufit RequiredOrdinance at-a-glance

  • Takes effect June 1, 2009 (applies to any deed that transfers on or after this date)
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  • Seller must disclose to a prospective buyer the results of an energy audit of the home at the same time the seller makes the other disclosures required under Texas law
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  • Applies to most single family residences (four units or less) that receive electricity from Austin Electric Utility
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Who does the ordinance apply to?

Any property that meets the following criteria must be audited before it is sold:
 

  • The house must be ten years or older
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  • Receives electricity from Austin Energy and is within the Austin city limits

 
 

What will the Audit cover?

  • Duct blasting (measures air leakage in ducting)
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  • Attic insulation depth and R-value
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  • Efficiency of heating and cooling equipment
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  • Presence of solar screens and other energy efficiency measures

 
 

Who is qualified to do Audits?

  • Auditors must hold Certification through RESNET or BPI (Building Performance Institute)
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  • Auditors must be registered with Austin Energy

 
 

What will the Audit cost?

  • The cost of the audit starts around $275 for homes under 2,000 sq. ft.

 
 

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