First U.S. net zero school has 10-year checkup by Alec Holser for Seattle DJC

Monday, August 31, 2020

The LEED platinum Hood River Middle School Music and Science Wing was the first certified net zero energy public school in the country. Now, 10 years later, the project continues to perform exceptionally both technically in balancing energy use and production, but almost more importantly, as a real-life teaching tool for middle school students to easily understand their own direct effect on the consumption of energy and ultimately their impact to the larger environment and forces creating climate change.

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Exploring new ideas with the students at New Urban High School

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Inspired by the work of our staff with the International and Refugee students at Portland Public Schools through the International Youth Council, the New Urban High School design team engaged students throughout the design process to gather their ideas about the building by asking the question ‘What makes you feel welcome?’

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IIDA Oregon’s 2020 Design Crawl stops at the Navigation Center

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Opsis design team led a virtual tour and Q&A session of the award-winning Oregon Harbor of Hope Navigation Center for IIDA Oregon’s second stop on the 2020 Annual Design Crawl.

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