Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Tillamook Row7.12.17
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Green Hammer and BCMC Properties celebrated the groundbreaking celebration for Tillamook Row, a 16-unit net-zero energy community in North Portland’s Eliot Neighborhood.
With a combination of two-story townhomes and one- and two-bedroom ground-level flats, a common house and a central courtyard, Tillamook Row provides a diverse mix of essential “missing middle” housing just three miles from downtown Portland. All five buildings in this multi-family project were designed to meet the Passive House standard and produce all or more of their own energy from rooftop solar arrays, allowing them to achieve net-zero energy performance.
Portland City Commissioner, Nick Fish, joined the festivities, noting how important projects like this one are for the city of Portland. "This is the future of our city — net zero, green buildings, sustainability and aging in place in a communal setting," he said on his Facebook page.
The heating loads of Tillamook Row 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. Other sustainable features of the project include high-performance triple-pane windows reduce heat loss and noise infiltration, all-electric, high efficiency heat pump technology, including non-ozone depleting refrigerants, state-of-the-art fresh air ventilation systems with heat recovery, water-conserving low-flow fixtures Low and no-VOC paints and finishes, stainless steel Energy Star appliances and 100% LED lighting.
Thanks to all of our partners and future residents to attended the ceremony. A special thanks to Ralph DiNola, New Buildings Institute CEO, and David Heslam, Earth Advantage Executive Director, for attending and speaking at the event.