SIPs Zero Energy Home + ADU

September 29, 2020

This zero energy home + ADU in the heart of the west-side of Bend, are built out of structurally insulated panels (SIPs). SIPs armaneufactured and a factory and shipped to the site in panels. They are super energy efficiency, go up quickly, and produce less construction waste than conventional building.

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The Wreck Center retrofit + ADU

Jamie and Josh upgraded their 100-year old home, which garnered the name “The Wreck Center” after they were told it was barely inhabitable when they bought it. They upgraded for efficiency and then added an ADU to their property to create more housing options in the heart of old Bend.

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Zero Energy Ready

After 25 years in the field, Mike Ardeljan, Partner of Dream Home Building & Design, is building his own Zero Energy Ready home including an ADU, Sanden CO2 heat pump water heater, and an energy recovery ventilator.

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Saginaw Sunset

September 28, 2020

Multi-level home takes advantage of challenging topography while still being age-in-place friendly with hydraulic elevator. Solar + battery storage and EV charging.

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Kor Community Land Trust

September 25, 2020

Kôr provides environmentally sustainable and permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for those who contribute to the fabric of the Bend area economy and community.

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Backyard ADU

These homeowners worked with a professional designer for their ADU and then were the general contractor on the project. They ended up moving out of their 3,000 sq ft house and into the 750 sq ft ADU. 

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West Hills Sustainability & Solar

September 24, 2020

This house needed aesthetic updates from normal wear and tear but it also needed functional updates. For every project they undertook they had had three primary goals: reduce their carbon footprint; decrease their living expenses; improve the comfort of our day-to-day living.

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Land Acknowledgment

September 23, 2020

As part of the Green Tour, we’d like to acknowledge the land where these events are taking place and the privilege attached to homeownership. Learn more here.

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Super Air Sealed 1966 Home

Aerobarrier air sealing started off the efficiency transformation of this 1968 home before the owners moved in. See how they reduced their air leakage by 92% and where their efficiency journey will take them from here.

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