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How shared community values can inform design—two Path to Net Zero case studies

JUNE 17, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Please join us for an informative online panel discussion on how shared community values can successfully inform the design process for high-performance buildings. Two case studies will be presented on buildings that connect community stewardship to resilience and net-zero energy, attaining Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero status.

The first case study highlights Patriot Hall at Clatsop Community College, a major renovation on the north Oregon coast, that received $57,400 in Energy Trust incentives. The second case study will focus on Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, which serves over 3,200 tribal members in north central Oregon, and received $296,000 in Energy Trust incentives.

Join this discussion exploring how to sustain these efforts and achieve net-zero energy.

Participants will learn about:

  • Net-zero energy best practices and strategies to incorporate into all phases of design, construction and post occupancy
  • Project considerations for two successful Path to Net Zero case studies
  • How to recognize synergies between community values and energy-efficiency goals
  • A facilitated process approach such as Energy Trust’s Path to Net Zero offering

About the presenters:

Chris Breitmeyer, president, Clatsop Community College
Chris was appointed president of Clatsop Community College (CCC) in July 2016. He has spent his career teaching, learning and collaborating with students, faculty and staff from his days as a high school biology teacher to his new role at CCC. Prior to coming to Clatsop County, he served at Saint Charles Community College, first as dean of math, science and health, and then as the vice president for academic and student affairs.

Scott Rogers, senior project manager, Wenaha Group, Inc.
Scott specializes in public procurement and energy conservation programs. Serving as a public agency facilities director instructed him on the value of transparency and accountability with taxpayer funds. He is passionate about education and community development and seeks to ensure both are considerations for projects. In 2013, he won a NEEA BetterBricks Award for Building Management and in 2014 became an Earth Advantage Certified Project Steward.

Elin Shepard, outreach manager, Energy Trust New Buildings
Elin works with government and education projects to maximize energy efficiency and utility incentives in new construction and major renovations. Previously she worked with the state of Oregon, where she led the charge to infuse a culture of sustainability in state government. Elin has a Bachelor of Arts from OSU, and she is a certified energy manager and LEED AP BD+C. She is a former president of Oregon APEM, the current PresidentPresident and CWEEL liaison of the AEE Columbia River Chapter, and a board member of the Sustainable Living Center in Salem.

ML (Mary Louise) Vidas, outreach manager, Energy Trust New Buildings
ML has focused her career on connecting people and ideas for a sustainable future—she currently utilizes her skills and experience to work as an outreach manager for Energy Trust. Her previous green building consulting business provided Living Building Challenge support, Earth Advantage project management and charrette facilitation. ML is an Oregon registered architect and a LEED AP BD+C, and holds a Master of Architecture and a certificate in teaching technical subjects in architecture.