Wednesday, March, 29 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session: A1: Federal and State Energy Programs | Track A: Optimizing Energy Efficiency

Elin Shepard

CLEAResult | Account Management Consultant

Presentation Title:

Reasons to Love Zero: Building the Future with Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero


Net-zero buildings are the product of thinking about energy in a whole new way to design for a building’s highest potential. Energy Trust of Oregon supports building owners and their project teams with cash incentives and technical assistance to advance a Net Zero future. This program path and structured approach to help buildings achieve the highest level of savings possible advances the Architecture 2030 Challenge. It’s time to think, design and build net zero.

This session will explore:
· A deep dive into the Path to Net Zero program and technical information about project viability,
· Metrics of successful building types and progress over the last seven years of the program,
· Case studies of recent Path to Net Zero projects, including design strategies and incentive amounts.


Elin provides targeted outreach and education for a utility-based new construction program including presentations to design & development professionals, key community stakeholders and organizations. She works on diverse projects within the government and education sectors to influence design. Through continual engagement with owners and project teams, she recognizes potential for high performance buildings and guides them through the Path to Net Zero. Elin serves as current president for the AEE Columbia River Chapter, serves on the Governing Board of CWEEL, and holds her CEM and LEED AP BD+C.

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