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September 2018

2017 Net Zero Fellowship Research: Approaching Net Zero for Today’s Buildings

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
COCC, 220 Mazama Room, Science Building, 2600 N.W. College Way
Bend, OR 97703
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Energy Trust of Oregon's annual Net Zero Fellowship research grant aims to uncover potential barriers slowing the widespread adoption of net zero commercial building design while growing the community constructing these remarkable buildings. Shilpa Surana of Brightworks Sustainability was selected for the inaugural Net Zero Fellowship, with supporting input from partners at Skanska and Gerding Edlen. Shilpa studied two real buildings in the city of Portland - one midrise multifamily and one midrise office - to identify how these same…

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Destination Zero: Buildings as catalysts to a clean energy reality

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Worthy Brewing, 495 Northeast Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701
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Green Tour Keynote Kickoff In Bend, 53% of our carbon emissions come from buildings. And energy use is the primary driver of those emissions. But our buildings don’t have to be energy guzzlers. There are real-world ways to drastically reduce how much energy our buildings use and even bring it to zero. Join us as we kick off the 18th annual Green Tour. We’ll explore how our homes, workplaces and government buildings can help us get to a low-carbon, clean energy future.…

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2018 Green Tour

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Photo credit: Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc On the Green Tour, you’ll see real-world solutions that reduce energy use and increase solar production in residential and commercial buildings right here in Central Oregon. For the 18th year in a row, everyday heroes across our community will open their doors so that we can learn and benefit from their journeys and experiences. They all have a story to tell—and they want to share it with you! Now, more than ever, it’s important for…

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October 2018
Free

NeighborImpact Energy Education Workshop – Bend

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bend NeighborImpact Conference Room, 20310 Empire Ave, Suite A100
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Do you want to reduce your utility bills and make your home more comfortable? Join NeighborImpact for a FREE Energy Education workshop to learn about how energy is used in the home and how to reduce consumption resulting in lower utility bills. If you register ahead of time you will receive a free energy saving kit when you attend. This energy savings kit, combined with tips you will learn about energy conservation, could save you upwards of $20 a month on…

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Free

Cost Effective Pathway to Zero Energy Homes

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Central Oregon Association of REALTORS, 2112 NE 4th St
Bend, OR 97701
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Hear the latest developments on new and cost-effective approaches to ZE construction.  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…

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Power Hour | Shifting the electric vehicle market into high gear

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
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Please RSVP for this event Electric vehicles are happening. They’re not just the future of driving—they are already hitting the road in record numbers all over the world. Oregon has an opportunity to be behind the wheel, helping to drive this transformation. Our state ranks fifth in the nation, per capita, for the number of plug-in vehicles with more than 16,000 registered EVs. But we aspire to go even further. During this Power Hour, we’ll explore Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order to…

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All About ADUs

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Gain Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise in your market and become an 'ADU Specialist'. Overview This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential. Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners and developers understand site selection, development process, costs of development, and…

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Building an ADU: A Class for Homeowners

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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The goal of this class is to help you build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that will augment your property, maximize your space, and add flexibility to your life. This class will help you understand the essential elements of the ADU process from start to finish, which will result in a more beautiful space and will save you time and money. The process of building an ADU can be complex, overwhelming and expensive and Kol is a homeowner and environmental professional…

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Free

NeighborImpact Energy Education Workshop – Madras

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chennai Landing, 645 SE Marshall St.
Madras, OR 97741 United States
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Do you want to reduce your utility bills and make your home more comfortable? Join NeighborImpact for a FREE Energy Education workshop to learn about how energy is used in the home and how to reduce consumption resulting in lower utility bills. If you register ahead of time you will receive a free energy saving kit when you attend. This energy savings kit, combined with tips you will learn about energy conservation, could save you upwards of $20 a month on…

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