It’s more than construction. It’s about bringing a building to life. Get on the Path to Net Zero and receive cash incentives and resources for projects that raise the bar of energy-efficient design and performance.
Location: Astoria, Oregon
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Residents of IronHorse Lodge don’t worry about rising energy costs. That’s because the lodge, which includes 26 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors, uses 77 percent less energy than a typical multifamily building built to Oregon energy code.
Located in beautiful Applegate Valley, Oregon, Cowhorn Vineyard does more than just produce award-winning wines. It also takes care of the very earth it rests upon. See how Energy Trust of Oregon is helping this local winemaker achieve its ambitious energy-saving goals on the path to net zero.
In May 2014, Hood River Middle School became the first public school in the United States to be net-zero certified by the International Living Future Institute. Learn how they worked with Energy Trust to get started down the path to net zero and achieve their goals.
North Portland’s ecoFLATS apartments is a model for sustainable, energy-efficient living. Learn from the building’s designer and original owner how this Path to Net Zero project achieved outstanding energy savings through an array of passive design strategies and emerging technologies.
We can help you get started on the Path to Net Zero in just a few simple steps.
Tell us about your project and enroll during the earliest stages to access the full suite of incentives and resources.
Your kick-off meeting with an Energy Trust outreach manager will establish the preliminary EUI target and energy-efficiency strategies that best fit your project.
Once your energy-efficiency goals are defined and the path for achieving Net Zero is set, your outreach manager will work with you to identify the most relevant incentives and resources.
Energy Trust reviews each incentive application as it is submitted. Once approved, the cash incentive is paid when the associated work is completed. Submit a W-9 upon completion of each stage to receive your incentive check.
Need more info? Explore the full Path to Net Zero Process.
Energy Trust is excited to announce our second annual Net Zero Fellowship research grant recipients: Joel Good with RWDI, and Ihab Elzeyadi, a professor at the University of Oregon. Over the next 10 to 12 months, Joel will focus his research on the value of passive design strategies for resiliency in net-zero commercial buildings. Ihab will explore the non-energy benefits of net-zero schools, including the impact on occupants’ performance and comfort. We look forward to learning from their research and sharing it with the building community in 2019.READ MORE
We’re always excited to hear from people interested in net-zero construction. Take a few moments to answer some basic questions about your project and we’ll follow up with details on how Energy Trust can support your efforts.