Date: Thursday, September 18

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Room: Parlor A


  • Mekha Abraham, Technical Manager, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program
  • Kevin Burgee, State Architect, Oregon Housing & Community Services
  • Melissa Soots, Project Manager, Carleton Hart Architecture
  • Jeni Hall, Senior Project Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Trisha Paul, Outreach Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon


Sustainability efforts in affordable housing deliver social and economic advantages in addition to environmental benefits. Oregon’s statewide affordable housing policy promotes standards focused on sustainable design, solar-ready, and electric vehicles. In this session, learn from a diverse panel of experts who will discuss the State’s policies and goals to promote sustainable affordable housing, the decision making and design process for incorporating sustainability into affordable housing, and how to offset costs of sustainable measures through incentive programs.