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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.


Carbon Crossroads: An Analysis of Operational and Embodied Carbon in Multifamily Housing

Free 45-minute webinar

Learn how Net Zero Fellow Hannah Rusnac and her team at Holst Architecture analyzed the embodied and operational carbon of a range of wood-framed and hybrid construction in eight multifamily housing projects in two regional climate zones. This research helps set goals and benchmarks for the whole life carbon footprint of future multifamily construction in our state.

Pathways to Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB)

Free 80-minute webinar

Learn how GEBs play a critical role in supporting sustainability and resiliency goals as experts discuss pathways to support evolving grids through demand flexibility and load shifting to reduce peak energy consumption and enhance a resilient grid. In addition, case studies of successful grid-interactive technologies demonstrate how design professionals can help meet climate goals, ensure resiliency and advance the industry as a whole.

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 buildings. A 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.