About the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance
On April 21, 2011, the Austin City Council approved a series of amendments to the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) ordinance, Austin City Code, Chapter 6-7, to improve the energy efficiency of Austin homes and buildings that receive electricity from Austin Energy.
View our press release summary (pdf) of the ordinance amendments.
View our Guide for Homebuyers, Homesellers, and Homeowners (pdf) to learn which Austin Energy incentives can help homeowners meet ECAD requirements.
Improving energy efficiency can help reduce electricity bills for renters and
owners of homes, multifamily properties, and commercial buildings.
The ordinance also helps meet one of the goals of the Austin Climate
Protection Plan—offsetting 800 megawatts of peak energy demand by
2020 to reduce Austin’s carbon footprint.
Learn More About the Ordinance
For any ECAD-related issues or questions, email ECAD@austinenergy.com.
View ECAD Rules for Implementation (pdf)
ECAD Audit Self Check for Residential Homes
Determine If You Need an Audit
To see if your home needs a specialized ECAD audit OR if you should consider having energy-efficiency work done through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, answer the questions in our online tool, the ECAD Audit
Self Check for Residential Homes.