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The Cost Effective Pathway to Zero Energy Homes

OCTOBER 3, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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The State of California’s building code requires that all new buildings in CA be built to zero energy standards by 2020, and the Governor of Oregon issued an executive order in 2017 that requires all new homes to achieve a zero energy ready standard by 2023. A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders in Oregon are stepping up to the challenge by creating zero energy homes and have been doing so for many years. The question is, how can this be achieved cost effectively?

Advanced heat pump technology, lighting, and solar PV options are challenging the old zero energy paradigm of investments in air sealing, insulation, and expensive window upgrades. Learn the different interpretations of what “zero energy” means and how builders are cost-effectively achieving it in the Pacific Northwest.

Do you live in the Bend or Medford areas? If so, you can attend an in-person broadcast of the webinar followed by a local market discussion and Q&A with local Zero Energy home certification providers. Then join Energy Trust for an energy efficient home site visit afterward.

  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM | The Cost Effective Pathway to Zero Energy Homes webinar in-person broadcast
  • 10:00 AM -10:30 AM | Zero Energy Homes & Your Local Market discussion and Q&A
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM |  Partner Event: Energy Efficient Home Site Visits in Bend and Medford (provided by Energy Trust of Oregon)

Please indicate in the registration form below if you would like to attend one or more of these events in Bend or Medford. Exact locations of the live broadcasts and site visits will be announced soon and provided via email prior to the webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to achieve zero energy construction using the most cost-effective approaches available.
  • Understand how utilizing integrated design process, passive house-inspired construction techniques, and energy modeling software can help project teams realize client’s goals within a given budget.
  • Educate your clients on what will really help them save energy versus what might drive the cost of construction out of reach.
  • Discover details for designing with solar PV, community solar options for homes without solar access, the potential role of home battery energy storage, and more.

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or 503-968-7160 x20.


Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Event Category: Residential



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