Oregon Department of Environmental Quality             Small Homes:     Benefits, Trends And Policies                 Jord...
Size Matters2                                        +38%                                 -18%                          -3...
Small is effective                Source: Oregon DEQ
Energy Trust of Oregon data (preliminary results)
House size has increased                Source: City of Milwaukie / URBSWORKS / Paste in Place.com
Global House size
Households are getting smaller                Source: City of Milwaukie and URBSWORKS                                     ...
More 65+ seniors              Source: Oregon AARP and US Census Bureau                                                    ...
POLICY WORK
REACH Code   Size-based      tiers in    residential   energy code                         Oregon Building Codes Division ...
Earth Advantage      Revised       points     allocation     for small      homes     Revised     material     resource   ...
Green Point Rated - California   Accounts for home   size and materials    used in home in         scoring                ...
Certification and Labeling programs•   LEED•   Earth Advantage                   Size•   Energy Star                      ...
Energy Trust of Oregon     Increased the     incentives for   Accessory Dwelling      Units (ADU)                         ...
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Potential15
Energy Trust Incentive Requirements                 Requirements for full “new home” incentives:                 •      AD...
System Development Charge (SDC) waivers         $ 7 – 12K savings   Portland:    April 15, 2010 and June 30, 2013   Wilson...
Portland permit data
Space-efficient housing workgroup •   Oregon DEQ           •   University of Oregon •   Oregon DLCD          •   AARP Oreg...
accessorydwellings.org                         20
Past EventsAppraising ADUs – a new method              At Metro Building                                            Bus to...
Upcoming Events  October 26th, 2012      Portland
Thank You!23                  Jordan Palmeri                     –   Oregon DEQ                     –   503-229-6766      ...
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This presentation outlines some of the environmental benefits of smaller homes compared to other green building practices. Policy actions for encouraging small homes are discussed.

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Small Homes: Benefits, Trends And Policies

  1. 1. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Small Homes: Benefits, Trends And Policies Jordan Palmeri Oregon DEQ palmeri.jordan@deq.state.or.us 503-229-6766
  2. 2. Size Matters2 +38% -18% -36% Source: Oregon DEQ Lifetime = 70 years
  3. 3. Small is effective Source: Oregon DEQ
  4. 4. Energy Trust of Oregon data (preliminary results)
  5. 5. House size has increased Source: City of Milwaukie / URBSWORKS / Paste in Place.com
  6. 6. Global House size
  7. 7. Households are getting smaller Source: City of Milwaukie and URBSWORKS 7
  8. 8. More 65+ seniors Source: Oregon AARP and US Census Bureau 8
  9. 9. POLICY WORK
  10. 10. REACH Code Size-based tiers in residential energy code Oregon Building Codes Division http://www.cbs.state.or.us/bcd/programs/reach.html
  11. 11. Earth Advantage Revised points allocation for small homes Revised material resource points http://www.earthadvantage.org/
  12. 12. Green Point Rated - California Accounts for home size and materials used in home in scoring http://www.builditgreen.org/greenpoint-rated/
  13. 13. Certification and Labeling programs• LEED• Earth Advantage Size• Energy Star directly• Energy Performance Score addressed• NAHB Greenbuilding / ICC 700• Living Building Challenge Size not• Passive House directly addressed
  14. 14. Energy Trust of Oregon Increased the incentives for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) http://energytrust.org/residential/
  15. 15. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Potential15
  16. 16. Energy Trust Incentive Requirements Requirements for full “new home” incentives: • ADU must have its own USPS mailing address separate from main residence • ADU must receive an Energy Performance Score (full incentive available through EPS) • ADU must receive its own third party verification • ADU must be detached from the main residence • ADU must be intended to be used as a residence • Detached structure must be permitted as an ADU • Builder or owner builder must be a trade ally with New Homes programPhoto: Jordan Palmeri
  17. 17. System Development Charge (SDC) waivers $ 7 – 12K savings Portland: April 15, 2010 and June 30, 2013 Wilsonville: Permanent
  18. 18. Portland permit data
  19. 19. Space-efficient housing workgroup • Oregon DEQ • University of Oregon • Oregon DLCD • AARP Oregon • Metro • Greenhammer • City of Portland • Orange Splot, LLC • City of Eugene • Cascadia Region Green Building Council • OHBA • Numerous space-efficient housing advocates Drawing: cullygrove.org
  20. 20. accessorydwellings.org 20
  21. 21. Past EventsAppraising ADUs – a new method At Metro Building Bus tour http://cascadiagbc.org/living-future/12Pedalpalooza bike tour of Bike tourADUs and Tiny Homes
  22. 22. Upcoming Events October 26th, 2012 Portland
  23. 23. Thank You!23 Jordan Palmeri – Oregon DEQ – 503-229-6766 – palmeri.jordan@deq.state.or.us – http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/wasteprevention/ greenbuilding.htm

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