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On-Demand Training

Boost your knowledge with our on-demand training and continuing education opportunities. This training series provides the design and construction communities with educational opportunities that enhance net-zero building adoption and promote above-code and high-performance best practices in Oregon. They provide flexible and accessible learning opportunities – when you want it and where you want it – from the most well-regarded experts in the field, including presentations on research conducted by our Net Zero Fellows. Plus, once you complete a training, you can receive continuing education credits (CEUs) to support your career development.


A Prototype for Affordable, Resilient, Low-Energy Cottage Cluster Housing

Free 70-minute webinar

Learn how Net Zero Fellow, Jessy Ledesma and her team studied the potential to move toward net zero affordable housing by clustering units, centralizing mechanical and hot water systems and optimizing multifamily development scale for solar microgrids. Partners included two housing developers, HomeWork Development and Wild Hair Development, and the University of Oregon Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory.

Getting the Most Out of DOAS: Energy Modeling Guidelines for Configuration and Verification

Free 50-minute webinar

Learn how very high-efficiency (VHE) dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) provide an optimized, high-performance approach to HVAC that significantly reduces energy use by combining high-efficiency equipment with design best practices. This training summarizes key recommendations from a recently published VHE DOAS energy modeling guidelines report from BetterBricks delivered by NEEA.

Removing Barriers to Net Zero Commercial Industrial Development in Oregon

Free 60-minute webinar

Learn how Net Zero Fellow, Jean von Bargen Root, explored barriers and opportunities for pursuing net-zero in commercial-industrial developments. This training evaluates current and future climate conditions and assesses how local codes, standards and policies help or hinder net-zero performance in commercial-industrial developments.

The Cost of Multifamily Energy Efficiency in Oregon

Free 50-minute webinar

This training is presented by Net Zero Fellow, Katy Anderson and is focused on increasing the industry’s knowledge of cost drivers associated with net-zero multifamily construction. Participants will find resources that design teams and energy modelers can use to estimate costs in early design, including consolidated system-specific cost data for energy-efficiency measures.

Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Systems: Sizing and Modeling

Free 90-minute webinar

Learn how central heat pump water heaters (CHPWHs) can help decarbonize water heating in multifamily buildingsA case study analysis of a retrofitted building in Seattle shows how appropriate sizing and a novel “swing tank” design led to a very small system that yields energy efficiencies and other favorable results.

Commercial Provisions of the 2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OSEESC)

Free 90-minute webinar

This training provides an overview of current Oregon commercial energy code and recent energy code policy developments. Participants will learn about the requirements of the adopted 2021 Oregon Energy Code, based on ASHRAE 90.1-2019, including the envelope, mechanical, and electrical requirements.