Zero Energy Ready Oregon (ZERO) is working to create the market conditions and regulatory framework for every newly constructed or significantly renovated building in Oregon to be built to zero energy or zero energy ready standards.

As a coALITION of organizations working with a wide array of constituents and stakeholders, we recognize the benefit of collaboration to create greater impact ON BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND AFFORDABILITY.

We also recognize the benefit of working together with the numerous program certifications, policy champions, businesses, government agencies, community organizations, environmental justice partners and energy service providers who are helping Oregon meet its climate action goals.

Our Mission

We will work to:

●   Ensure Governor Brown’s executive order 17-20 becomes reality;

●   Ensure planning for a zero energy future considers the impacts on all Oregonians–especially low-income Oregonians;

●   Help ensure that zero energy standards have a positive impact on Oregon's businesses and our state's economy;

●   Develop a clear roadmap for the adoption of zero energy standards in Oregon;


Reversing global warming will take a World War II level of mobilization. It is the work of tens of millions, not hundreds of thousands.
— Van Jones

The ZERO Coalition is supported by its members and by Meyer Memorial Trust and The Bullitt Foundation.