Ankeny Row Hosts Fundraiser For Green Empowerment3.23.15
Portland, Ore. (March 23, 2015) Ankeny Row, a recently completed, net-zero energy community designed and built by Green Hammer, welcomes visitors to an Earth Day fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2015. From 3 pm – 6 pm, partners in this six-townhome urban infill community in SE Portland will open their doors to the public.
During this time, Green Hammer, Synchro Solar, Zola Windows and other project partners will lead tours of and be available to answer questions about the project’s innovative design features. Tickets are $15, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Green Empowerment, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides villages in the developing world with access to clean water and electricity through renewable energy.
Built on a 12,600-square-foot former brownfield lot at SE 25th and SE Ankeny St. in Portland, Ankeny Row was designed to meet the stringent Passive House standard, and achieve Earth Advantage Platinum and Net-Zero-Energy certifications. Learn more about the project here.
During the open house, staff from Green Empowerment, including its new Executive Director, Miel Hendrickson, will provide an overview of the organization’s innovative renewable energy projects and installed clean water systems around the world. Green Empowerment’s founders, Michael and Francie Royce, live at Ankeny Row and will also be available to answer questions about the organization’s work.
WHAT: Ankeny Row Earth Day Fundraiser Benefiting Green Empowerment ?Built on a once-vacant 12,600-square-foot brownfield site, Ankeny Row is a net-zero energy urban infill community that includes six craftsman-style townhomes and a shared common building, garden and courtyard. During this event, get a tour of Ankeny Row from design-build firm Green Hammer, learn about its solar system from Synchro Solar, and get insights on Passive House design from Zola Windows. Plus, learn about the work being done around the world by Portland-based nonprofit Green Empowerment.
WHERE: Ankeny Row, SE 25th and Ankeny Street in Portland, Oregon
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3 pm – 6 pm (three separate tours during that time).
COST: Tickets are $15 per person and available to the public through greenempowerment.org. Light refreshments will be served.
About Green Empowerment
Green Empowerment is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that provides villages in the developing world access to clean water and electricity through renewable energy. Green Empowerment has in-country partners and current projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Kenya, the Philippines, Malaysia (Borneo) and along the Thai/Myanmar border, as well as regional networks involving biogas, small wind-turbines, and micro-hydroelectricity. Since 1997, Green Empowerment has enabled over 24,000 people to electrify their homes with renewable energy and 16,000 people to connect to clean water sources, while helping 224,000 patients utilize health clinics with modern lighting. More info: www.greenempowerment.org
About Green Hammer
Green Hammer is an integrated design-build firm based in Portland, Oregon, creating healthy and inspiring buildings that are designed for people and built for life. Established in 2002, Green Hammer specializes in transforming buildings where people live, work and play, to improve occupants’ wellbeing, financial health and relationship with nature. More info: www.greenhammer.com
About Synchro Solar
Synchro Solar is a locally owned, full-service contractor serving Oregon and Southwest Washington that specializes in the design and installation of solar electric and solar hot water systems. More info: www.synchrosolar.com
About Zola Windows
Zola specializes in windows and doors of exceptional quality and efficiency. Designed in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and manufactured in Europe, these windows and doors are crafted with great care and attention to maximizing thermal performance and airtightness. More info: www.zolawindows.com