||Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on Your Property in Portland, Oregon
||Intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property.
||Oregon Real Estate Agency: 7 CEUs
(Topic: Real estate property evaluation, appraisal, or valuation)
More info: http://pdxadu.blogspot.com/p/adu-class-for-homeowners.html
This class is intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. For most homeowners, building an ADU is not simple or straightforward--it's essentially the job of being a land developer--- a job that most of us know have ever done, or will likely ever do again. Think of this class as an on-ramp to the process of designing and building an ADU. This class will open your eyes to the spectrum of content that you'll execute and manage in the course of designing and building and ADU. It is intended to make the whole process and project better by helping you understand the ADU design, management, and building process. By the end of the class, you will better understand the design/permit/build process, which will save you significant time and money, and will result in a better product--an ADU that will work well for your particular situation.In the process of designing and building my ADU, I have become passionate about ADUs generally. I am not a general contractor nor an architect trying to pitch my services to you. I am a homeowner and environmental professional with a passion for ADUs and a lot of practical information to share about them. You'll Walk Away from the Class Understanding…
The design, permitting, and building process
Relevant green building concepts, approaches, and certifications
Financing, rebates, incentives, cost-saving design/build measures, contracts
Resources, references and contacts to help you design and build your ADU (including ADU regulations, local building material sourcing recommendations, a budget sample, contract types and more)
You'll be able to ask (and answer) questions and network with other local homeowners who are considering building an ADU.
The course cost is $125.
The course will be from 9am to 5pm with a short lunch break. The class is going to be a fast-paced course that will cover lots of material. Be prepared with questions and be ready to take notes. I will have some handouts.
We'll visit a couple other ADU projects that are currently being built.
Oregon Real Estate Agency: 7 CEUs (Topic: Real estate property evaluation, appraisal, or valuation).
Built a new construction ADU in NE Portland which was featured in Portland's Build It Green Tour.
Master in Design and the Environment from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Seven years working at the US Environmental Protection agency
Sustainable Home Professional certification from the Earth Advantage Institute
Extensive teaching and presentation experience for a range of audiences
||Ankeny Row Earth Day Fundraiser
||Earth Day event showcases sustainable living, benefits Green Empowerment
||SE 25th and SE Ankeny St.
||Ankeny Row, Portland's Newest Net-Zero Energy Community, Hosts Earth Day Fundraiser
Earth Day event showcases sustainable living, benefits Green Empowerment
Portland, Ore. (March 23, 2015) Ankeny Row, a recently completed, net-zero energy community designed and built by Green Hammer, welcomes visitors to an Earth Day fundraiser showcasing sustainable living and green design.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 3 pm - 6 pm, partners in this six-townhome urban infill community in SE Portland will open their doors to the public. During this time, Green Hammer, Synchro Solar, Zola Windows and other project partners will lead tours of and be available to answer questions about the project's innovative design features. Tickets are $15, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Green Empowerment, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides villages in the developing world with access to clean water and electricity through renewable energy.
Built on a 12,600-square-foot former brownfield lot at SE 25th and SE Ankeny St. in Portland, Ankeny Row was designed to meet the stringent Passive House standard, and achieve Earth Advantage Platinum and Net-Zero-Energy certifications. Utilizing a combination of super-insulated, airtight construction, heat-recovery ventilation and passive solar heating, the homes' heating loads have been reduced by 90% compared to typical new homes. The buildings will produce all of their own energy from rooftop solar arrays, allowing them to achieve net-zero energy performance. The structures were built entirely with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)-certified wood products. Most interior cabinetry was custom built by Urban Timberworks using salvaged urban hardwoods.
During the open house, staff from Green Empowerment, including its new Executive Director, Miel Hendrickson, will provide an overview of the organization's innovative renewable energy projects and installed clean water systems around the world. Green Empowerment's founders, Michael and Francie Royce, live at Ankeny Row and will also be available to answer questions about the organization's work.
WHAT: Ankeny Row Earth Day Fundraiser Benefitting Green Empowerment Built on a once-vacant 12,600-square-foot brownfield site, Ankeny Row is a net-zero energy urban infill community that includes six craftsman-style townhomes and a shared common building, garden and courtyard. During this event, get a tour of Ankeny Row from design-build firm Green Hammer, learn about its solar system from Synchro Solar, and get insights on Passive House design from Zola Windows. Plus, learn about the work being done around the world by Portland-based nonprofit Green Empowerment.
WHERE: Ankeny Row, SE 25th and Ankeny Street in Portland, Oregon WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3 pm - 6 pm (three separate tours during that time).
COST: Tickets are $15 per person and available to the public through greenempowerment.org. Light refreshments will be served.
About Green Empowerment
Green Empowerment is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that provides villages in the developing world access to clean water and electricity through renewable energy. Green Empowerment has in-country partners and current projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Kenya, the Philippines, Malaysia (Borneo) and along the Thai/Myanmar border, as well as regional networks involving biogas, small wind-turbines, and micro-hydroelectricity. Since 1997, Green Empowerment has enabled over 24,000 people to electrify their homes with renewable energy and 16,000 people to connect to clean water sources, while helping 224,000 patients utilize health clinics with modern lighting. More info: www.greenempowerment.org
About Green Hammer Green Hammer is an integrated design-build firm based in Portland, Oregon, creating healthy and inspiring buildings that are designed for people and built for life. Established in 2002, Green Hammer specializes in transforming buildings where people live, work and play, to improve occupants' wellbeing, financial health and relationship with nature. More info: www.greenhammer.com
About Synchro Solar
Synchro Solar is a locally owned, full-service contractor serving Oregon and Southwest Washington that specializes in the design and installation of solar electric and solar hot water systems. More info: www.synchrosolar.com
About Zola Windows Zola specializes in windows and doors of exceptional quality and efficiency. Designed in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and manufactured in Europe, these windows and doors are crafted with great care and attention to maximizing thermal performance and airtightness. More info: www.zolawindows.com