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Power Hour | ADUs: Getting on the path to efficiency with small footprint living
October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Power Hours are networking events with a panel of experts to ignite new conversations around energy efficiency. Please RSVP in advance.
This Power Hour will highlight why ADUs are a key answer to energy efficient living and how to get your own project started. We’ll cover topics such as:
- Where can I build an ADU?
- How much does it cost? Can I finance?
- What are the main barriers?
- What about utilities and regulatory considerations?
5:00 – 5:30pm: Networking
5:30 – 6:30pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A
6:30 – 7:00pm: Networking
Scot Davidson is an ADU Specialist with GreenSavers. He is focused on understanding and advancing the benefits and opportunities created by small, efficient living spaces. He believes we are seeing a fundamental social shift and works with homeowners and policymakers to accelerate the adoption of ADUs. As VP at Enhabit , Scot created and delivered multiple programs leading to community stabilization, including affordable housing, residential energy improvement, and disaster mitigation. Prior work includes over 25 years of business management experience with many years focused on energy & sustainability issues. Key assignments include a Directorship at Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and Director of Carbon and Sustainability Consulting at Ecova.
Indigo Teiwes lives in the ADU on her property and is a sustainability and corporate responsibility professional with over 20 years experience working on issues from climate change to social labor compliance and everything in between. Her work has spanned industries as wide ranging as finance, hospitality, retail, green building, and consumer products. When the sustainability movement was just emerging in the late 1990s, she directed the research program for the first global mutual fund that selected investments based on their integration of social AND environmental responsibility issues into their business strategies. The success of the fund during her nine-year tenure underscores the importance of good strategy and strong execution of initiatives in the sustainability and corporate responsibility realm to drive business value. Today, she leads the Corporate Responsibility program for Hydro Flask and spends as much time as possible in the Cascade Range of Central Oregon.
Thanks to our host, GreenSavers (the event will be The Environmental Center but is hosted by GreenSavers).