Austin Energy Ordinance

Tools for Complying with the Austin Energy Efficiency Ordinance/Green


Tools for Complying with the Energy Efficiency Ordinance

The City of Austin’s Energy Efficiency Ordinance, effective as of June 1, 2009, requires that energy audits be conducted and disclosed for many properties located within the Austin city limits. Below, you’ll find resources to help you understand and comply with the City of Austin’s new Energy Efficiency Ordinance.

  • Looking for detailed information about the ordinance? Visit the City of Austin’s Web site for additional forms and facts.
  • Find out which properties WILL NOT be affected by the ordinance by reviewing this exemption list.



Local Resources:

Austin Energy Approved Auditors Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs at Austin EnergyAustin Energy’s Loan Program Pedernales Green Works Program Bluebonnet Electric’s Green Energy Rate

State Resources:

Texas State Energy Conservation OfficeTexas Renewable Energy Industries Association

National Resources:

U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home GuideU.S. Green Building CouncilThe National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Green Designation ProgramCertified Energy Star Appliances, Buildings and Hone ImprovementsFHA’s Energy Efficiency Mortgage ProgramFederal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency