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Net Zero research events: A Prototype for Affordable, Resilient, Low-Energy Cottage Cluster Housing

MARCH 8, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Jessy Ledesma and her team studied the potential to move toward a Path to Net Zero approach for affordable housing by clustering units, centralizing mechanical and hot water systems and optimizing multi-family development scale for solar microgrids. The research analysis focuses on the Milwaukie Courtyard Housing Project, which seeks to prototype cottage cluster housing at an infill scale utilizing mass plywood panels and solar microgrids to meet community energy, affordability and resilience goals.

Learn about this innovative project, which includes 25-35 for-sale workforce housing units in Milwaukie, Oregon. Partners include two housing developers, HomeWork Development and Wild Hair Development, and the University of Oregon Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, among other mass timber industry partners.

About Jessy Ledesma

Jessy founded HomeWork Development in early 2021 with a vision to build a new inclusive, thoughtful and responsive model for the development industry. Her 15 years of affordable housing and commercial development experience includes creative structuring (for-profit and non-profit partnerships) as well as design-forward, climate-change resilient projects in the Portland metro area.

Research Events

Virtual Presentation

When: March 8, noon–1:30 pm
Where: Webinar presentation through GoToWebinar. Log-in information provided at event registration.
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1.5 AIA HSW and 1.5 CCB CEUs available.

Bend, OR

Worthy Brewing continues its mission to put the local community at the forefront by supporting eco-friendly non-profit organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting our beautiful Northwest region. Worthy Brewing will host the Net Zero Fellowship research presentation for Central Oregon.

When: March 14, 4:00–5:30 pm
Where: Worthy Brewing, Hop Mahal Room, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend, OR 97701
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1.5 AIA HSW and 1.5 CCB CEUs available.

Medford, OR

HRL Brewery & Pubbery is a local veteran-owned business in Medford that worked with Energy Trust New Buildings program to open a beautifully designed and energy efficient brewery where locals can come together and enjoy the mission “honor, respect, loyalty”. HRL Brewery & Pubbery will host the Net Zero Fellowship research presentation for Southern Oregon.

When: March 15, 3:30–5:00 pm
Where: HRL Brewery & Pubbery, 1100 N Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501
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1.5 AIA HSW and 1.5 CCB CEUs available.


Date: March 8, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Event Category: Commercial, New Buildings, Training


Energy Trust

Phone: 1.866.368.7878


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