Oregon Department of Environmental Quality         Small Homes:Environmental Benefits And Trends                 Jordan Pa...
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                                                    ...
Thank You!9                 Jordan Palmeri                    –   Oregon DEQ                    –   503-229-6766          ...
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Small Homes: Environmental Benefits and Trends

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This short presentation review why reducing the size of your home is among the best green building practices and how demographic changes will increase the demand for small homes.

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Small Homes: Environmental Benefits and Trends

  1. 1. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Small Homes:Environmental Benefits And Trends 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. Thank You!9 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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