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Allies for Efficiency virtual training and building tour: Creekside Community High School

OCTOBER 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Creekside Community High School new classroom building: designing and teaching for a more sustainable future

Join us on October 9 for a free webinar and virtual tour of Creekside Community High School’s new classroom facility––the first net-zero building in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. 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 new building is a 15,600-square-foot addition that houses an administration suite and a variety of classrooms, including a computer lab, science classroom and state-of-the-art makerspace. With plywood paneling and open ceilings throughout, it showcases the beauty of simple materials that help establish its non-traditional aesthetic.

The project achieved an EUI target significantly lower than a typical high school building of its size. It has a high-performance envelope, daylighting and natural ventilation, efficient mechanical systems and solar panels.

After its bond passed, the Tigard-Tualatin School District enrolled in Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero offering. The project received over $59,500 in incentives and has estimated annual energy savings of 69,920 kWh.


Russ Romas, principal, Creekside Community High School, Tigard-Tualatin School District
Kevin Montague, facilities manager, Tigard-Tualatin School District
Debbie Pearson, project manager, Day CPM
Chris Linn, AIA, principal, Bora Architects
Brian Goldcrump, PE, northern region energy director, Glumac
Elin Shepard, outreach manager, Energy Trust New Buildings


Date: October 9, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Event Category: Commercial



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