A Zero Energy Apartment Community
Tillamook Row, a Zero Energy community in N Portland, includes five buildings — a mix of owner and renter units with front porches and balconies oriented around a central courtyard. All five buildings were designed using Passive House standards and modeling to meet Zero Energy goals, meaning the buildings will produce all or more of their energy needs from an 82-kilowatt solar array. A 2,000-square-foot common house is open to all tenants to use as a place to share meals, exercise and host gatherings. It can also serve as a community shelter during the case of a power outage. Interior design by Dyer Studio and Green Hammer.
Photos by Bill Purcell. Read the case study.