Portland’s first “Path to Net Zero Project”, Oregon Energy Trust. Eco Flats demonstrates a practical approach to energy conservation and engages participation form the end user in its pursuit of efficiencies. Ecoflats maximizes photovoltaic and solar thermal energy generation and relies on building orientation, natural ventilation, access to light and air, and day lighting to harness state-of-the-obvious technology bolstered by both common sense and old-world knowledge. A monitor in the lobby display each unit’s energy consumption, providing extra incentive for individual environmental responsibility. The project has been recognized by Portland Monthly, The New York Times, Portland Business Journal, and NPR, as Siteworks was able to secure funding and incentives through BETC tax credits, PDS Gap financing, and the Oregon Energy Trust. This project has set the model of how to do things that the market wants but has no precedent to rely on.

“Ecoflats is a very successful project for energy conservation, a community, renters and investors all amazingly at a time when the economy of 2008 was in complete free fall. I am proud of this project and the contribution it made, and the value it brings to the community locally and abroad. I have had many opportunities to talk with interested people around the globe about what the right mix of things we can do to make energy conservation affordable and a widespread reality.”

Jean-Pierre Veillet

Founder, Siteworks Design Build

Founder Northwest Sustainable Properties

TYPOLOGY Mixed-Use/Apartments
location 3951 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
website ecoFLATS
Press & Publications New York Times
Portland Monthly
Daily Journal of Commerce
Earth Techling
Multi-housing News
Portland Business Journal
Oregon Live
Portland Architecture
Sustainable Business Oregon
Solar Oregon
Responsible Development Magazine
Residential Architect
Trim Tab
Press Archives
Videos Engery Trust of Oregon
Awards U.S Green Building Council Award 2009
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Excellence in Construction 2008