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2020 Net Zero Fellowship


Congratulations to Mark McKechnie of Oregon Architecture, Inc., our 2020 Net Zero Fellow. Mark will use funding from Energy Trust of Oregon’s fellowship grant to research cost drivers associated with net-zero affordable housing in Oregon. Based on his research, he will create resources that developers, designers and construction teams can use to evaluate a range of energy consumption reduction options and rate them according to cost of construction and return on investment.


Mark McKechnie

Mark McKechnie
2020 Net Zero Fellow

Mark McKechnie has been a practicing architect for over 40 years. For the past 12 years, he has been the principal of Oregon Architecture, Inc., an architecture firm in Southern Oregon that specializes in historic redevelopment, energy-efficient structures, assembly uses and multifamily housing.

Additional Resources

Please check back for more information on Mark’s work, along with event details for his research presentations slated for fall 2021.

Advisory Panel

To assist in selecting the grant recipient, Energy Trust has assembled a Net Zero Advisory Panel comprised of leaders in a variety of commercial new construction industry sectors.

Andrea Caudill
Port of Portland
Chris Perry
American Council for
an Energy-Efficient Economy
Clayton Crowhurst
Northwest Housing
Erica Dunn
Green Hammer
Ihab Elzeyadi
University of Oregon
Jay Olson
Energy Trust
Jeni Hall
Energy Trust
Jimmy Jen
Energy Performance Engineering
Joel Good
Marc Brune
PAE Consulting Engineers
Mark Perepelitza
SERA Architects
Ralph DiNola
New Buildings Institute
Shilpa Surana
Northwest Energy
Efficiency Alliance