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.