Client : Robert Pile
Status : Completion 2024
The Net Zero Apartments on Lombard Street in Portland Oregon is a pilot project by the Client that aims to embody Oregon’s claims as the leader in zero energy buildings. It consists of 2 identical blocks of 24 units apartment building with a plot ratio of 1:1.54.
Net Zero energy buildings have the capacity to produce as much or more energy than they consume over the course of a year. To achieve this target, the 3-storey development comes equipped with insulated walls and roof, triple pane windows and approximately 112 panels of rooftop photovoltaic array that covers the entire roof of the apartment block. To encourage reduction in the carbon footprint, the apartment blocks also come with ample and easily accessible bicycle storage at Ground Floor.
In line with VERITAS’ post-pandemic and resilient design ethos, balconies are incorporated into the design at the front of the apartment buildings to act as a small outdoor area that can be used as a mini garden, exercise yard or simply an intimate outdoor area for the occupants to enjoy the morning sun. The balconies also provide shade during summer and allow unrestricted sunlight to enter the units during winter.