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Allies for Efficiency free webinar and virtual building tour on Chemeketa Community College’s Agriculture Complex

MAY 6, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Chemeketa Community College’s Agriculture Complex: Designing and teaching to preserve the Willamette Valley’s green future

Join us May 6 for a free webinar and virtual building tour of Chemeketa Community College’s Agriculture Complex––the school’s third Path to Net Zero project. Panelists will discuss the building’s design, the goal of constructing for net zero and the importance of teaching sustainability to the next generation.

The 14,000-square-foot complex includes new indoor and outdoor facilities for the college’s agriculture and horticulture programs, space for industry consortia and commodity groups, and learning gardens that support local high school and Future Farmers of America (FFA) curricula.

The complex has a high-performance envelope, daylighting and natural ventilation, efficient mechanical systems with VRF and DOAS, advanced lighting controls and solar panels. It also features cross-laminated timber. The project achieved an energy use intensity target significantly lower than a community college building of a similar size.

To achieve its energy-efficiency goals, Chemeketa Community College enrolled in Energy Trust’s Path to Net Zero offering. The project received over $57,800 in cash incentives and has estimated annual energy savings of 104,700 kWh.


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Panelists’ presentations: 12–1 p.m.

Live virtual building tour: 1–1:30 p.m.


Webinar presentation through GoToWebinar. Login information provided at event registration.

1.5 continuing education credits available for self-reporting.


Rory Alvarez, director of facilities and operations, Chemeketa Community College

Juliette Grummon-Beale, RA, LEED AP BD+C, project architect, sustainability lead, FFA Architecture and Interiors Inc.

Elizabeth Litzenberger Van Rossen, project manager, Swinerton

Holly Nelson, executive dean, regional education and academic development, Chemeketa Community College

Edward Running, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate partner, FFA Architecture and Interiors Inc.

Elin Shepard, outreach manager, Energy Trust New Buildings

Forest Tanier-Gesner, building performance engineer, PAE

Isaac Talley, technical development manager, facilities & operations, Chemeketa Community College

Alan Wright, engineer, RACI


Date: May 6, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Event Category: Commercial, New Buildings



Energy Trust

Phone: 1.866.368.7878