Zero Energy Homes: Updates & Cost Effective Approaches

Hear about the latest developments and approaches to ZE construction in our region.

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A rapidly increasing number of architects and builders in Oregon are ahead of the curve and building homes to Zero Energy (ZE) and Zero Energy Ready (ZER) standards, and have been doing so for many years. Oregon also recently announced a proposed zero energy ready standard for the 2020 code. The question is, how can this be achieved cost effectively? 

Join us for this free 1-hour webinar and gain valuable info on the latest developments and construction approaches to ZE & ZER construction.

Attendees will benefit from learning about:

  • Available Energy Trust EPS incentives through new Net Zero and Energy Smart Home offerings
  • Spotlights on three spec builders who are achieving ZER in today’s market
  • Main differences between various ZE & ZER certifications programs in our region
  • Oregon’s ‘Zero Energy Ready Residential Building Code’ that is anticipated to go into effect Oct. 1, 2020
  • Two most common pathways to cost-effective ZER homebuilding
  • How gas-heated homes can qualify for ZE & ZER certification
  • Upcoming one-day Zero Energy Homes trainings being offered this April in Hood River, Portland, Talent & Bend
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. Help educate your clients on what will really help them save energy versus what might drive the cost of construction out of reach.

Attend this free 1-hour webinar and learn the different interpretations of what ZE & ZER mean and how spec builders are currently achieving it in the Pacific Northwest. 

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

When & Where
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Friday, March 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Live Webinar

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
EA Broker: 1 CE

FREE - RSVP below  
(Regularly $19 - Made possible in part by the support of Earth Advantage sponsors)

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Architects, Builders/Contractors, Developers, Engineers, Program Representatives, Raters/Verifiers, Remodelers, Subcontractors

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Ryan Shanahan
Ryan Shanahan: Ryan is the Zero Energy Certification Manager with Earth Advantage. He is a certified Passive House Consultant, one of three PHIUS+ Raters in the state of Oregon, a HERS Rater, and an ENERGY STAR verifier. He guides home builders through the planning and design phase all the way through completion to ensure that they utilize best practices and achieve Earth Advantage, ENERGY STAR, DOE Zero Energy Homes, indoor AirPLUS, Water Sense, LEED-H, or Passive House certification program standards. Before becoming a green building consultant, Ryan was a builder account manager and residential field rater for Earth Advantage. Ryan holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College.