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Goal Zero Tour

Net zero, 'path to net zero', and zero energy homes in N, NE, and SE Portland

Saturday, October 19 2019, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Tour of homes getting to zero energy usage on Portland' east side.


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About the event

Residential buildings account for almost a quarter of all energy usage in the state of Oregon, and zero energy home design is an important strategy in climate adaptation. Join Solar Oregon, Passive House Northwest, Earth Advantage, Green Hammer, and the Home Performance Council of the HBA for this finale event of Sustainable Building Week 2019. Explore a mix of new and retrofit homes and learn all the surprisingly simple, accessible, and innovative strategies that homeowners use for getting to zero.

This open-house style tour from 10 am - 4 pm will feature net zero, 'path to net zero', and zero energy ready homes in N, NE, and SE Portland. Bike, scooter, bus, or drive between a dozen homes on a 5 mile diameter circuit through the city. Make sure to stop by Tillamook Row from 12 - 2 pm for refreshments and a special tour of these net zero apartments by Green Hammer!

Descriptions of the homes on the tour will be published at the beginning of Sustainable Building Week on Monday 10/14, and a digital map will be sent out to ticket holders via email on Friday 10/18. Paper maps will also be available to ticket holders at Spin Laundry Lounge on Broadway from 9 am to 12 pm the day of the tour.

The tour will be followed by a happy hour celebration at Shine Distillery & Grill. Close out Sustainable Building Week in style, and meet the builders, architects, and nonprofits that came together to make it happen!

Buy tickets.

$10 for Solar Oregon members, $20 for non-members.

General Open House:
10 am - 4 pm
Locations will be listed on map, see above for details

Tour Start Location (optional):
9 am - 12 pm
Spin Laundry Lounge on Broadway
2326 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

Tillamook Row Special Feature:
12 pm - 2 pm
22 NE Tillamook St
Portland, OR 97212

Happy Hour Celebration:
4 pm - 6 pm
Shine Distillery & Grill
4232 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97217