The ﬁrst of its kind in the Portland senior living marketplace, The Oaks Zero Energy Neighborhood at Rose Villa is a 12-home neighborhood of residences designed to meet their own energy needs through a combination of ultra-energy-efficient design and on-site renewable energy generation.
The Oaks is a neighborhood within Rose Villa, a cottage community for senior living set on 22 acres along the Willamette River, designed and built by the Portland-based design build firm Green Hammer. The 12 Zero Energy craftsman-style homes are built to meet Passive House principles that support health and energy efficiency. Residents will likely have low-to-no energy costs while enjoying comfortable, quiet homes with fresh, filtered air.
"Rose Villa is committed to creating a robust community with many opportunities for residents to live their social and environmental values," says Vassar Byrd, CEO of Rose Villa. "We've created an independent and welcoming culture that embraces and celebrates diversity. For eco-minded individuals, The Oaks stands out as a unique and innovative approach to sustainable living."