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Pushing the Green Envelope at Rose Villa


Green Hammer architect and design team manager Erica Dunn discusses the nuances of our latest design-build success - The Oaks at Rose Villa - in this latest feature by DJC Oregon. Construction journalist Josh Kulla visits the Oak Grove community in Clackamas County, to see the new buildings and discuss the transformation of the Rose Villa retirement community.

“I’ve been here 12 years,” Rose Villa CEO Vassar Byrd said. “And when I came on site it was slowly but surely crumbling at the edges. There was no place to go but up.”

Rose Villa partnered with the team at Green Hammer to develop this one-of-a-kind net zero neighborhood of 12 cottage units, all generating more energy than they use, and all of them incorporating age-in-place, universal design practices to adapt to the residents’ changing needs as they grow old at home.

Read the full article here.

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