The ZERO Communications Toolkit is now available! It's a resource for all Oregonians working to increase adoption of zero energy and zero energy-ready buildings – policymakers, designers, builders, nonprofits, code writers, and climate justice advocates.
A project of the ZERO Communications Team, the toolkit is meant to be a living document and will continue to evolve over time. If you would like to suggest additional communications resources, such as a specific fact sheet, or if you have images of zero energy buildings that you would be willing to let the community use, please reach out to Ashley Haight. Right now, you can download the toolkit and our first five fact sheets on our resources page.
This introductory document includes background information about zero energy buildings, Oregon’s policies around zero energy buildings, current trends, and examples of zero energy buildings operating today. The appendix includes fact sheets that anyone can use in presentations, social media, newsletters, and more. We intend to add to the toolkit over time with new, locally focused information.
Here are some ideas for how to use this toolkit:
Incorporate the information into your organization’s website and e-newsletters as a way to increase awareness about the benefits of zero energy buildings and Oregon’s goals around them.
Use the talking points and data in this toolkit in presentations – to policymakers, clients, and in classrooms – as a way to raise awareness about the benefits of zero energy buildings and Oregon’s goals around them.
Spread the word – email the link to this toolkit to others so that they can share with their networks.