Time of Sale Energy Disclosure

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Every year over 1,500 homes are sold in Bloomington, and each one is required to have a Time of Sale (TOS) housing evaluation. The purpose of the Time of Sale housing evaluation is to enhance the supply of safe, sanitary, and adequate housing, and to prevent the deterioration of the overall housing stock in the city, thereby protecting the general health, safety and welfare. The evaluation includes a report that provides valuable information to potential buyers regarding the physical condition and necessary repairs of the home. A new energy disclosure component of TOS would provide property buyers with important information on the energy performance of the home, bringing visibility and value to home energy improvements.

This page is to inform you of the Time of Sale housing evaluation and to ask for your input through surveys and participation in listening sessions. We will be collecting this information and sharing it with the Sustainability Commission and the City Council at a future date.

Provide feedback by clicking on one of the engagement opportunities below. To take a survey, please register for Let's Talk Bloomington if you are not already registered.

Video recordings of the of the Inspector, Realtor and Resident listening sessions are posted in the right hand column of this page.

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Every year over 1,500 homes are sold in Bloomington, and each one is required to have a Time of Sale (TOS) housing evaluation. The purpose of the Time of Sale housing evaluation is to enhance the supply of safe, sanitary, and adequate housing, and to prevent the deterioration of the overall housing stock in the city, thereby protecting the general health, safety and welfare. The evaluation includes a report that provides valuable information to potential buyers regarding the physical condition and necessary repairs of the home. A new energy disclosure component of TOS would provide property buyers with important information on the energy performance of the home, bringing visibility and value to home energy improvements.

This page is to inform you of the Time of Sale housing evaluation and to ask for your input through surveys and participation in listening sessions. We will be collecting this information and sharing it with the Sustainability Commission and the City Council at a future date.

Provide feedback by clicking on one of the engagement opportunities below. To take a survey, please register for Let's Talk Bloomington if you are not already registered.

Video recordings of the of the Inspector, Realtor and Resident listening sessions are posted in the right hand column of this page.

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  • This six question survey will take less than five minutes to complete. A sample report is included for reference.  The information you provide will help the City understand resident value and interest on energy saving programs and opportunities. To see the document full size click on one of the images.

     

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    This nine question survey will take less than five minutes to complete. A TOS data collection chart is included for reference. The information you provide will help the City understand the estimated time, cost, and training requirements associated with adding energy disclosure to a TOS inspection.  Click the Take Inspector Survey tab to begin. 

    Time of Sale Data Collection

    Category

    Currently required in TOS

    Additional information needed for energy disclosure

    Air-Conditioning

    • No data collection
    • Type: Central AC, central heat pump, ductless heat pump
    • Age: over/under 15 years

    Attic Insulation

    • Evaluate rafters, moisture, and electrical
    • Attic type
    • Insulation type and inches

    Heating System

    • Heating system type
    • Evaluate venting system
    • Venting type: natural draft, induced draft, or sealed
    • Age: over/under 20 years old

    Storm Windows

    • Evaluate frame, screen, glass
    • Determine the number of windows without a storm window

    Wall Insulation

    • Evaluate structural condition
    • Drill single hole in closet if built prior to 1980
    • Record insulation type and number of inches. 

    Water Heater

    • Water heater type
    • Evaluate venting system
    • Fuel type: electric or natural gas
    • Venting type: natural draft, induced draft, or sealed 
    • Age: over/under 10 years

    Currently required in Time of Sale


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