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2018 Net Zero Fellowship


Congratulations to our second annual Net Zero Fellows: Joel Good with RWDI, and Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi, a professor at the University of Oregon. Through the fellowship, each received grant funding to support their research.

Joel’s research demonstrates the value of passive design strategies for resiliency in new commercial buildings. Dr. Ihab focused on the non-energy benefits of net-zero schools.


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Joel Good
2018 Net Zero Fellow

Joel Good is a senior consultant with RWDI’s Building Performance and Sustainability team, where he applies his mechanical and environmental engineering background to focus on passive design and active system components.

View presentation:
Passively Building for Resiliency

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Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi
2018 Net Zero Fellow

Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi, a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon since 2001, has been involved in the design, construction and research of high-performance buildings for more than 25 years.

View presentation:
Net-Zero Schools from Process to Impact

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Advisory Panel

To assist with selection of grant recipients, Energy Trust of Oregon assembled a Net Zero Advisory Panel comprised of leaders in a variety of commercial new construction industry sectors.

Andrea Caudill
Energy Trust
Bing Liu
Northwest Energy
Efficiency Alliance
Erica Dunn
Green Hammer
Heather DeGrella
OPSIS Architecture
Jay Raskin
Resilience Specialist
Jeni Hall
Energy Trust
Jessica Rose Iplikci
Energy Trust
Marc Brune
PAE Consulting Engineers
Mark Perepelitza
SERA Architects
Nathan Young
Ralph DiNola
New Buildings Institute
Shilpa Surana
Northwest Energy
Efficiency Alliance
Wendy Klein
REACH Community

While Energy Trust provides funding support for Net Zero Fellowship research projects, the resulting professional research content was developed by and is the product of the Net Zero Fellow author(s). Energy Trust makes no representations and gives no warranties of whatever nature in respect to these documents, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information, or any facts and/or opinions contained therein.