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Panel discussion of Wynne Watts Commons – Albertina Kerr’s net-zero inclusive housing development

APRIL 26, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Wynne Watts Commons: Combining accessibility, affordability and sustainability in net-zero housing

Located in Gresham, Oregon, Albertina Kerr’s Wynne Watts Commons provides 150 affordable units, 30 of which are universally accessible with state-of-the-art technology and rental subsidies for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us to learn how the project team of Albertina Kerr, Edlen & Company and Ankrom Moisan joined forces to take multifamily affordable housing to a new level through this unique housing development. On top of creating accessible and affordable housing for the residents of this Wilkes East Neighborhood, Wynne Watts is also sustainable! Not only do the solar panels provide enough electricity to make this building net-zero, but a high efficiency ventilation and heating system, heat pump water heater system, and advanced lighting design make this building a model of energy efficiency.   Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the development’s many unique accessibility features, the team’s strategy to get to net-zero, and how the team painstakingly managed to integrate accessibility and sustainability with affordability through cost-informed decision making.

About the presenter(s): Craig Rusch, chief information officer, Albertina Kerr Carly Harrison, senior development manager, Edlen & Company Murray Jenkins, executive VP, director of architectural practice, Ankrom Moisan Trisha Paul, outreach manager, Energy Trust New Buildings

About Albertina Kerr: Albertina Kerr is a local nonprofit that empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.  

Wednesday, April 26
Presentation time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Webinar presentation through GoToWebinar. Webinar log-in information provided at event registration.

CEUs available: 1.5 AIA HSW and 1.5 CCB credits pending approval.


Date: April 26, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Category: Commercial, New Buildings


Energy Trust of Oregon
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204 United States


Energy Trust

Phone: 1.866.368.7878