Albertina Kerr, an Oregon nonprofit providing children’s mental health services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently broke ground on a new campus — filling a need for affordable, universally accessible housing for its workforce and clients. It will be the largest net-zero energy affordable housing project in the Pacific Northwest.
Years of planning proved to Kerr that sustainability would yield affordability. The building’s annual energy use is drastically reduced by features like a high-efficiency HVAC system, energy efficient appliances and LED lighting and will be offset by a 660-kilowatt photovoltaic array, ensuring residents significant savings.
– Brooke Krawetz, Pence Construction, E100 Sponsor